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Police leaflets advise people to ‘run, hide and tell’ in event of terrorist attack

Police leaflets advise people to ‘run, hide and tell’ in event of terrorist attack

Leaflets showing terrified commuters running down stairs and hiding in darkened corner have been criticised as fear mongering

Police took to railway stations today to tell passengers what to do in the event of a Mumbai-style terrorist attack at one of Britain’s busy terminals, reports the Mail Online

The day after the government warned that the threat to Britain from Islamist fanatics was ‘greater than ever’, officers handed out leaflets telling the public to ‘run, hide and tell’ if they are caught up in an attack.

The flyer, which has been attacked as ‘scaremongering’ by critics, shows images of worried-looking people running down flights of stairs, cowering in the dark and anxiously talking on their mobile phones.