PEOPLE living in rural areas like south Shropshire are being reminded that like the rest of the country they need to stay alert with the terrorism risk now at severe.

Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership are encouraging people to remain vigilant in light of the recent UK terrorism.

The threat level moving to SEVERE means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK, but the change is not based on a specific threat.

The partnership want to encourage people to be alert but not alarmed but to make sure that they report suspicious activity so it can be checked out.

If anyone sees or hears something that could potentially be related to terrorism the advice is to trust your instincts as it could save lives.

“Although Shropshire is not a high-risk area, we should not be complacent,” said Councillors Dean Carroll and Gwilym Butler the portfolio holders.

To report, go to Actions Counter Terrorism website on, or call 999 if it’s an emergency.