Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, Counter Terrorism Policing, and Equans this week visited local businesses in Freeman Street and Grimsby Town Centre to raise awareness around counter-terrorism and promote the Governments “Run Hide Tell” message ahead of the expected implementation of Martyn’s Law.
Martyn’s Law is expected to come into effect in the coming months, and follows the Manchester Arena terror attack in 2017, which tragically claimed the lives of 22 people.
The proposed law would introduce responsibilities for business premises of a certain size to consider additional measures to safeguard customers and staff. This could include additional security training for employees and introducing lock down procedures in the event of a terrorist attack to safeguard the public.
A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said:
“Whilst the risk of an attack in our part of the world is thankfully very low, it is important that local businesses understand what they can do to be as prepared as possible in the event of a terror attack.
“We’re keen to support local businesses and retailers in readiness of any new legislation and have offered local face-to-face training in May to raise awareness and provide opportunity for them to raise any concerns and to ask any questions they may have.”
Any businesses across North East Lincolnshire interested in signing up to training sessions to be held in May are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.