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It's very hard to know how to respond to a violent situation, as things can develop very quickly, requiring fast decisions.
We’ve compiled a list of things you should do in the highly unlikely event that you find yourself in a violent situation.
It’s important to never lose sight of the fact that your personal safety is the most important thing. Your belongings can be replaced but you can’t. So, when responding to a violent situation, please try to remember the following:
If it comes to the worst, you are entitled to defend yourself using reasonable force, but you may be asked to account for and justify any action you take.
Here's a statement for householders about the use of force against intruders.
We have very specific advice if you believe you are involved in a terror incident. For details on Run, Hide, Tell, please visit our Staying safe from terrorism page.