What to do in a hotel attack

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In anticipation of holiday-maker targeting, British police have issued a harrowing video depicting a terror attack at a hotel.

The video shows examples of the Run Hide Tell rubric in a holiday hotel setting.

Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson said it was ‘only right’ to offer advice following the terror attacks in London and in Sousse, Tunisia.

‘These people are not there to steal a mobile phone or steal your watch, they are there to kill you, you have to get yourself out of that danger zone,’ Mr Wilson told the BBC. He compared the film to the safety video on airplanes.

Though attacks are rare, the film offers ‘simple and straightforward advice on what to do if an attack occurs.’

Run

  • If there is a safe route run
  • Insist others go with you, but do not let their indecision slow you down
  • Leave belongings behind

Hide

  • If you cannot run, hide
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Find cover from gunfire
  • Try not to get trapped

Tell

  • Call the police when it is safe (112 for the EU, 999 for the UK)

Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said: ‘While there is no specific information that British holidaymakers will be targeted this summer, it sets out some simple steps we can all take to minimise the impact of an attack if one does take place.’

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