Martyn's Law campaigners to walk from Manchester to London

Figen Murray, mother of Martyn Hett, who died at the Manchester Arena attack is to walk from Manchester to Downing Street to raise awareness of Martyn's Law.

She will begin the walk at Manchester Arena on 7 May and will arrive at Downing Street on 22 May, the seventh anniversary of the attack.

Murray will be joined by other campaigners, including Brendan Cox, whose wife Jo Cox was murdered in 2016. The campaigners will stop at the sites of other terrorist attacks en route.

A consultation on Martyn's Law closed in March and the results are currently being considered by the government.

The government committed to Martyn's Law in the 2019 manifesto and the 2022 Queen's speech. However, there is no update on when it will become law.

Speaking to the BBC, Ms Murray said: "Almost five years on from their first commitment, the draft legislation still hasn’t been tabled.

"No parent should have to experience the pain and loss I’ve felt.

"I truly believe we have an opportunity to make public spaces safer and more secure by introducing Martyn’s Law."

Mr Cox added: "Martyn’s mum shouldn’t be having to walk from Manchester to London to put pressure on the government to do something it has promised multiple times," he added."


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