Counter Terror Business 53
Progress on Martyn’s Law
In December, it was announced that Protect Duty will now be known as Martyn’s Law, with legislation set to be published in the spring. The announcement comes after years of action by campaigners, including Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett who was killed in the Manchester Arena attack and whom the law is named after.
In November, Volume 2 of the Manchester Arena Inquiry was published. Volume 2 focusses on the emergency response to the attack and identified failings by the emergency and security services. In this issue of Counter Terror Business, Martyn’s Law campaigner Nick Aldworth investigates the findings of Volume 2.
CTB53 also includes a feature on how HVM can be used as a solution to other common problems faced by towns and cities, such as flooding and global warming and an article on what happened at the men’s Champions League final in Paris in 2022.
Finally, we also cover how facial recognition technology can be used in the fight against terror, how to protect offshore oil and gas installations and how to install and update access control systems.
Polly Jones, editor