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.

This purpose of this website is to provide information relating to the Inquiry and will be updated as its progresses. Where possible, evidence and transcripts of hearings will be made available on the website.

News pages will be updated with hearing dates and once the Inquiry hearings begin in April 2020 the website will host evidence and provide information.

The Inquiry’s Terms of Reference can be found here.

A preliminary hearing on the Inquiry is provisionally arranged for 22 November 2019.

latest news

News relating to the Inquiry will be available here as and when they are made during the course of the Inquiry.


upcoming hearings

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

22/11/2019 10:00 am

Preliminary hearing, 22 November 2019

On Friday 22 November 2019, the Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, will hold a preliminary hearing at Manchester Town Hall in Central Manchester. Further information regarding this preliminary hearing will be shared in due course. The Chairman is committed to inquiry hearings starting in April 2020.