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, which can be found here.

Due to Covid-19, it is not currently possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings in person. As a result, hearings will be live-streamed from the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, found here.

Where possible, evidence and transcripts of each day’s hearings are made available on the website here.

latest news

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


Update on Inquiry hearing arrangements from 8 March

From 8 March, the Inquiry will return to a four day week with hearings commencing at 10:00. There will be limited attendance in Court and all others are required to follow the hearings virtually.

At this time, the Inquiry continues to hear evidence related to Chapter 10, covering the emergency service response to the attack.

upcoming hearings

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

08/03/2021 10:00 am

Chapter 10 Hearing, 8 March

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 10 evidence covering the emergency response.

On 8 March, the Inquiry will hear evidence from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Watch Manager Jon Nolan, GMFRS Crew Manager Maccyla Turner, and GMFRS Firefighter Kyle Gray.

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