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An independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack

The Manchester Arena Inquiry is an independent public inquiry, established on 22 October 2019 by the Home Secretary. The purpose of the Manchester Arena Inquiry is to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack.

A public inquiry is set up to look at a matter of concern. More information on ‘What is a public inquiry’ can be found here.

The Inquiry hearings commenced on 7th September 2020. The purpose of this website is to provide information relating to the Inquiry and it will be continually updated as the hearings progress.

Due to Covid-19, it is not currently possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings in person. Hearings are live-streamed from the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.

Evidence and transcripts of each day’s hearings are made available on the website here.

Volume One: Security for the Arena

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18/01/2022 9:30 am

Chapter 10 and 12 Hearing (care gap evidence and recommendations), 18 January

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 10 and 12 evidence covering care gap evidence and recommendations.

On 18 January, the Inquiry will hear evidence on the care gap from Pre-Hospital Doctors Lt Col Claire Park and Dr Gareth Davies, ACC Iain Raphael (Director for Operational Standards for the College of Policing), Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Wasim Chaudhry (GMP) and Mr Philip Cowburn MBE (National Ambulance Resilience Unit).

The hearing will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.