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Run, Hide, Tell

Post by Horus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Run, Hide, Tell.
That is the advice in this video released by the police as the latest advice to holiday makers at home or abroad. I suppose the advice is necessary and may just save lives in any future terrorist attack, but it hardly inspires much confidence in an already wary tourist market.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40553565


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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:41 pm

This has been circulating for some while now, certainly by my own Police authority.

I fall at the first hurdle, well actually before the first hurdle, because I simply cannot run. In fact I've never really been able to run but certainly can't these days. Whether this would make me more of a potential victim I'm not sure.

One thing I have always tried to make myself aware of is my general surroundings, Fire Exits, suspicious packages/unattended luggage, people exhibiting strange behaviour etc. but some of that stems from having been evacuated from school when the local telephone exchange had a bomb scare. I was also on the London Tube when a bomb scare took place. The train wasn't fully in the station when it came to a standstill and the doors kept opening and closing. Naturally, most passengers were doing their best to get off the train and up the escalators and away. I decided I a was in more danger of getting crushed in the scrum so just sat frozen to my seat. I wasn't alone in this action. Eventually we were advised that it was a hoax and we were able to continue our journey.

Advice such as that given is helpful, but only to a point. No set of circumstances are going to be the same so they no matter what advice is given we can only use it as a guideline and hopefully use it or adapt it if faced with the worse case scenario for real.
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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by denisegr » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:00 pm

Like you Hepzi i am unable to run and it has made me wonder what the hell i would do, the situation you found yourself on the tube most of been truly terrifying.l also wonder if i would be able to tell from what direction possible gun shot was coming from, being partially deaf and as a hearing aid wearer can lend itself to a false idea of direction a noise is coming from. I guess if something was to happen i would be well and truly up the swanny.
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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by Major Thom » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:29 am

Maybe hotels should have a couple of panic rooms for their clients, so they can find safety from terrorists. I think though that if you here gunshots panic would break out and when panic breaks out it creates mayhem. We used to hear gunshots a lot but people said they were fireworks, My wife heard 3 gunshots around 3 years ago, when she told me I asked on here if anyone else had heard gunshots and was told they were maybe fireworks from a wedding, the next day we knew for certain they were gunshot and were told the results. A difficult one really I think because different people react in different ways.

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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by Dusak » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:07 am

And what about the thousands of infirm or semi infirm, zimmer framers, folk with only one leg and wheelchair using pensioners on holidays? Suppose you could have a loud speaker system announcing ''FREE BINGO'' That would get 'em shifting at a quick shuffle. :lol:
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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by denisegr » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Id be off in the opposite direction Dusak :D
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Re: Run, Hide, Tell

Post by Dusak » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:41 am

Luckily I can still run for a bus, but direction wise, get a tad confused now. :D
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