Counter Terrorism Policing launched a campaign to help keep crowded places secure over the festive period.

Officers are calling on the public to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or - in confidence - to the police at

This annual campaign asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police so they can work together to tackle terrorism.

ACC Maggie Blyth said: “The chances of any one person being caught up in a terrorist incident are low. But sadly, as we saw in 2017 and more recently, attacks can be carried out anywhere and anytime.

“The national threat level remains Substantial, meaning an attack is likely, so we need to remain vigilant.

“Our message to people across Wiltshire and Swindon is not to worry that you might be wasting our time. We value all intelligence and want our communities to engage with us.

“If you see something that doesn’t look right – ACT. Report it either to local security or staff - or to police at – and let us check it out.

“A few minutes of your time could be a precious gift that helps saves lives. Please be a good CT citizen this festive period.

“Local community policing teams and specialist officers will also be patrolling across the county throughout the Christmas period to provide reassurance and keep our communities safe."

“We are asking everyone out and about enjoying the season to put security at the top of their festive list."