UK considers preparation of public places for terror threats


Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel | Pool photo by Matt Dunham/AFP via Getty Images

On a Friday, contrary to the response of Martyn's law campaign named after a victim of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, the U.K. government conducted a public conference aimed at establishing a legal requirement for public places to be prepared for terrorist attacks.

"Protect duty" which is a requirement, would apply to owners and workers of public venues and large organizations, to urge them to consider terrorist threats and execute appropriate and propotionate security and organisational prepardeness measures.

Home Secretary Priti Patel stated, “We want all organisations responsible for public venues and spaces to put public safety and security first." Figen Murray, mother of the victim of the Manchester bombing Martyn Hett said, "To make Martyn’s Law a reality is of huge relief and I look forward to making a lasting difference with all of those who have supported it."

The consultation will run for 18 weeks, which will help outline which public places the protect duty should be applied to along with it's requirements.



Publish : 2021-02-26 13:14:00

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