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PM pledges new venue security law after London Bridge attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged a new law, which would force venues hosting large events to prepare for terror attacks.

The new regulations would mean all venues must prepare in the same way as for a fire risk, with potential fines for those that do not comply.

A new Tory Government would immediately consult on the best way for venues to protect themselves against terrorism, the Prime Minister said.

Ministers would either use existing laws or pass new legislation known as "Martyn's law" to create a legal duty for managers to have a plan to prevent and respond to attacks.

It comes after the London Bridge attack on 29th November, which saw two people murdered. The attack began inside Fishmongers’ Hall just off the bridge, during a rehabilitation conference.