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Anti-terrorism posters at airport

Anti-terrorism poster
The posters are part of a national anti-terrorism campaign

An anti-terrorism message is to be promoted to airport visitors and in shops and bars in Greater Manchester for the first time.

The message of "don't rely on others - if you suspect it, report it" is part of a national campaign.

The North West Counter Terrorism Unit is supporting the launch on large posters across Greater Manchester.

Det Ch Supt Tony Porter, of the North West CTU, said: "We can all play our part in protecting our communities."

"When people provide information to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline they could be giving us the final piece of a complex jigsaw.

"If you have concerns about something, don't leave it in the hope someone else will report it.

"It is down to us all as individuals to make sure the call has been made as it could save lives."

Cards, postcards and leaflets are being distributed to encourage people to keep the anti-terrorism hotline number and use it.

Mr Porter said that police had to find "innovative new ways to reach people" and that it was not linked to any current threat.

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