Figen Murray reflects on Manchester Arena bombing five years on and her son Martyn Hett’s legacy

Figen Murray, who lost her son Martyn Hett, spoke out about her campaign for safety improvements ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack.

Sunday 22 May marks five years since a terrorist attack on Manchester Arena killed 22 people and injured hundreds more.

Figen Murray was one of those who lost a loved one in the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert - her son Martyn Hett.

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Since then, Figen has campaigning tirelessly for legislation in Martyn’s memory, to help protect the public from terror attacks.

Figen Murray with her son Martyn Hett

The journey towards that new legislation is now a step closer after the draft Protect Duty Bill - better known as Martyn’s Law - was announced in the recent Queen’s Speech.

Ahead of the fifth anniversary, we spoke to Figen for our special video report.

A general view of The Glade of Light Memorial, after The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the official opening of the Glade of Light Memorial, commemorating the victims of the 22nd May 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. Picture date: Tuesday May 10, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story MEMORIAL Manchester. Photo credit should read: Jon Super/PA Wire