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. 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.


upcoming hearings

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

23/09/2020 9:30 am

Commemorative Hearing, 23 September

Commemorative hearings are an opportunity for families of the 22 victims to pay tribute to their loved ones. Each tribute, or pen portrait, will take place over the next three days, with a schedule available here. Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

The pen portrait for Olivia Campbell-Hardy is available here.

The pen portrait for Jane Tweddle is available here.

The pen portrait for Alison Howe is available here.