Government backs airport-style security at venues

Image copyright Gareth Clements HO Image caption Martyn Hett was one of 22 beings killed in the attack on 22 May 2017 at the end of the Ariana Grande concert

Concert venues and sports stadiums could soon get airport-style checks after the government backed “Martyn’s Law” security measures.

It follows a campaign by the mother of Manchester Arena bomb victim Martyn Hett, who died in the 2017 criticize.

Security Minister Brandon Lewis said the prime minister was “1 00% ” behind the plans for bag scours and metal detectors at UK venues.

Manchester City Council last week said it was set to adopt Martyn’s Law early.

Mr Hett’s mother Figen Murray, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, has been lobbying the government to bring in the anti-terror security measures.