Report Suspicious Activity

If you’ve seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. Your actions could save lives.

Report Online

It only takes a moment to make a report online.

In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.

You can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.

Every year thousands of reports from the public help the police keep communities safe from terrorism.


What should I report?

Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. They need to prepare, buy and store materials, and find ways to fund their activities. Much of this is done in view of the public. For further information view FAQs.

Report any of the below activity if you believe it to be suspicious or cause threat.



  • Do you know someone who travels but is vague about where they are going?

  • Do you know someone with multiple passports in different names?

  • Do you know someone who looks at extremist material? Or shares or creates content that glorifies terrorism?

  • Have you noticed somebody promoting hateful ideas or extremist views?



Gathering Materials

  • Have you noticed someone receiving deliveries for unusual items?

  • If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental seemed unusual?

  • Have you noticed someone buying large amounts of chemicals or gas cylinders for no reason?

  • Have noticed someone acquiring illegal firearms?



Storing Materials

  • Have you noticed anyone storing large amounts of chemicals, fertilisers, or gas cylinders for no reason?

  • Have you noticed anyone storing firearms which could be used for an attack?



Hostile Reconnaissance

  • Observation and surveillance help terrorists plan attacks. Have you noticed anyone taking photos and observing CCTV or security arrangements?




  • Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash. Have you noticed any unusual bank transactions?

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