Martyn's Law (Protect Durty) - The Background
In May 2017, Figen Murray’s son, Martyn Hett, was killed in the Manchester Arena Terrorist attack following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande.
As a direct result of this act of terrorism, 22 people tragically lost their lives and over 1,000 people were injured in one of the deadliest attacks in the United Kingdom.
Figen Murray is a remarkable woman and despite her devastating loss, she has channelled her grief into campaigning for a law in her son’s name, ‘Martyn’s Law’ to ensure that public spaces and venues put the safety and security of the public first.
Following the Government’s Public Consultation in 2021, it was announced in early 2022 that Martyn’s Law would compel venues to be legally required to consider the threat from terrorism and implement mitigation measures to keep people safe.
ICC Wales have led the campaign to introduce Martyn's Law - and have compiled a webpage full of relevant information - please do refer to it for advice.