New terror app is vital as chances of an attack on UK are really high, says expert

CitzenAID terror advice app: 'People should know how to protect themselves', says Chris Phillips

A survivor of the Paris terror attacks being comforted by the French authorities

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A leading security commentator has praised a new app to help inform the public on how to deal with terrorism. 

CitizenAID has developed an app to teach people how to provide treatment which could potentially save the lives of individuals injured in terror attacks before emergency services arrive.

The advice incorporates the 'Run, Hide, Tell' strategy, implemented by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) following the Paris attacks.

Chris Phillips, a former head of NaCTSO, said the app provides "good advice" on how to mitigate the effects of an atrocity, telling Julia Hartley-Brewer: "Terrorist attacks are becoming more frequent. They are now becoming more regular, and the chance of a terror attack in the UK is really high. 

"The sensible advice is people should know how to protect themselves. The key thing is we learn from things that have happened from around the world and within the UK, and to get away from a person with a gun or bomb as quickly as possible.

“If you see someone who’s been shot with a firearm, you could know what to do. This app should give good advice for people to understand."