At 22:31 on the 22 May 2017, a terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the foyer of the Manchester Arena. 23 people lost their lives and over 1000 were injured, many of them children. One of those who lost their life was 29 year old Martyn Hett.
In the wake of this tragedy, Martyn’s mum, Figen Murray, proposed the introduction of Martyn’s Law. Legislation with the intent of ensuring crowded and publicly accessible spaces are fully informed and prepared for the ongoing terrorist threat. Martyn’s Law (Protect Duty) has recently undergone a consultation process which finished on 2nd July 2021.
It is likely to apply to a number of locations including retail stores, parks and open spaces, entertainment venues, healthcare facilities, educational establishments, religious venues, and transport hubs.
Martyn’s Law proposes 5 requirements
· Engage with freely available counter-terrorism advice and training
· Conduct vulnerability assessments of their operating places and spaces
· Mitigate the risks created by the vulnerabilities
· Put in place a counter-terrorism plan
· Requirement for local authorities to plan for the threat of terrorism
Train – Assess – Mitigate – Plan
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