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Tories make 'Martyn's Law' a manifesto pledge after PM accused of breaking promise

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The Conservative Party manifesto has pledged to introduce 'Martyn's Law' after earlier promises to get the anti-terror legislation on the statute book were scuppered by the General Election.

The new law would be named after Martyn Hett, the 29-year-old from Stockport who was one of 22 people murdered in a suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in May 2017.

It would require venues and local authorities in the UK to have training requirements and preventative plans against terror attacks.

Martyn's mother, Figen Murray, has been tirelessly campaigning for the Government to bring the law in and last month walked 200 miles from Manchester to Downing Street.

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