Legislation will treat victims of terrorism abroad the same as injured victims at home

Biba has voiced its approval of the passage of government legislation to compensate victims of overseas terrorism attacks.

Under the Crime and Security Act, which received royal assent last week, compensation arrangements for those injured or killed in terrorist incidents abroad will mirror those that apply in the UK.

The victims of overseas terrorism scheme will apply to incidents that take place from now.

Biba technical and corporate affairs executive Graeme Trudgill said that, until this legislation was passed, “if you were hit on the head with a baseball bat you would have been compensated, but not if you were the victim of a terrorist attack”.