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People urged to learn first aid skills to help save lives in terror attacks

Members of the public are being encouraged to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a terrorist attack.

CitizenAID has been developed by military and civilian medics to teach people about how to provide potentially life-saving treatment before the arrival of emergency services in the event of an incident.

The information is available through an app and pocketbook and is designed to complement the “Run, Hide, Tell” guidance given by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office in the wake of the Paris attacks.

The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is currently at “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely.

The citizenAID system is intended to give members of the pubic straightforward information on how to plan, prepare and react to an incident.

The free app is available via the Google Play or the Apple App Store. The pocket book can be bought for £1.99 from medtree.co.uk and spservices.co.uk. More information can be found at citizenaid.org.

Picture: File photo dated 10/05/16 of people playing the role of injured shoppers during a simulated terror attack at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester. Members of the public are being encouraged to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a terrorist attack. (Sean Hansford/Manchester Evening PA Wire/PA Images).