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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

latest news

News updates relating to the Inquiry will be available here during the course of the Inquiry.


Chapter 13 Hearings commence

From Tuesday 19 October, the Inquiry will hear Chapter 13 evidence covering the background and radicalisation of Salman Abedi.

The timetable for this week is available here.

upcoming hearings

This page will be updated with information relating to hearings as the Inquiry progresses.

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