Scottish Daily Mail

Patel to force venues to use terror security


VENUES will have a legal duty to provide security against terror attacks if Government plans go ahead.

Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to detail the proposals today. They follow a consultati­on into what sort of venues should be bound by the socalled Protect Duty in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 innocent people were killed as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

Figen Murray, mother of Martyn Hett, 29, who died in the atrocity, has called for venues and local authoritie­s to have action plans against such attacks.

Currently there is no legal requiremen­t for venues to employ security measures.

Miss Patel said: ‘We are committed to bringing forward legislatio­n this year that will strike the right balance between public safety, whilst not placing excessive burden on small businesses.’

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