Help us keep everyone safe this festive season
The safety and security of supporters and staff at Northampton Saints is our number one priority. That’s why we are supporting Counter Terrorism Police’s campaign to help keep crowded places safe over the festive period.
Officers are calling on the public to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, stewards or - in confidence - to the police at gov.uk/ACT.
This annual campaign asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police, so we can work together to tackle terrorism.
Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, says: “We are asking everyone out and about enjoying the season to put security at the top of their festive list.
“The chances of any one person being caught up in a terrorist incident are low. But sadly, as we saw in 2017 and more recently, attacks can be carried out anywhere and anytime. The national threat level remains Substantial, meaning an attack is likely, so we need to remain vigilant.
“Our message is not to worry that you might be wasting our time. If you see something that doesn’t look right – ACT. Report it either to local security or staff - or to police at gov.uk/ACT – and let us check it out. A few minutes of your time could be a precious gift that helps saves lives. Please be a good CT citizen this festive period.”
Over the festive fixtures period, we are asking everyone at Franklin's Gardens to be alert. You can expect to be searched on entry and for stewards to approach you to ask security questions. We ask that you arrive early to allow time for extra security measures and to be patient.
- In the event of a major incident taking place inside the stadium, it is vital you listen to official club announcements and follow safety instructions. Decisions will be made for your safety and following these instructions could save lives.
- In the event of a terrorist incident outside the stadium, the police advice is to Run, Hide, Tell. Do not wait around to film on your mobile. Move quickly away from the stadium for your safety and to allow access for emergency services.
- Remember, the chances of terrorist incident at Franklin's Gardens is small but being prepared and ready to respond could save lives.
- More information about what to look out for and what to do can be found at www.gov.uk/ACT