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Martyn Hett's mum Figen Murray calls for ticket tax to improve security at venues after Arena attack

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Figen Murray, the mother of Manchester Arena attack victim Martyn Hett, has called on big music venues to add a 50p tax to tickets to improve security.

Figen has said the levy could raise £1 million a year for each place to buy essential kit. Today (March18), the anti-terrorism campaigner reveals new legislation to improve training and security at gigs will go in front of MPs within weeks.

Figen, 62, who has fought for reforms called Martyn’s Law for five years, said: “This would be the biggest change we could achieve in Martyn’s name.

If security had been better, Martyn and many others could still be here. READ MORE: Long delays after police incident on the M60 near Trafford Centre - latest updates “I have given every second I have into how we can make positive change to make sure nothing like that ever happens again.

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