Cambridgeshire training on anti-terrorism

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Cambridgeshire police officers are being trained on how to spot signs of radicalisation.

The county’s officers will be joining colleagues from Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk for extra briefings.

Officers will then work with communities across the region, using the Let’s Talk About It website and toolkits to help protect those at risk of extremism.

Assistant Chief Constable Jeff Hill, of the Eastern Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, said: “Everyone has a role to play in defeating terrorism and we are committed to working with communities and partner agencies across the region to identify anyone who might be at risk of radicalisation.

“Communities can work together to develop resilience to extremist influences which support terrorism, be alert to any groups which target them or use their community spaces for propaganda activities and be vigilant against any people who raise funds for illegal activities. The Let’s Talk About it website offers a virtual platform to get the real information about spotting the signs, the truth about travelling to Syria and how they can get help.”

Call 101 or go to www.ltai.info for further advice or support.