Protect Duty

The Government recently published its response to the Protect Duty public consultation, which ran from February to July last year seeking views from stakeholders on how the incoming legislation can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.

The Protect Duty, previously known as ‘Martyn’s Law’, will be a new piece of anti-terrorism legislation, designed to ensure the public is better protected from a “multifaceted, diverse and continually evolving” terror threat. It follows a campaign from Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett who sadly lost his life in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017, who has highlighted the need to improve security standards in crowded public spaces and venues

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