Skip to main content

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.

Volume One: Security for the Arena

latest news

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


Volume One: Security at the Arena

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry has published Volume One of his report into the death of the 22 victims of the attack on 22nd May 2017. This report, Volume One: Security for the Arena is the first of three and examines the security arrangements in place at the Manchester Arena. The report is available here.

Please note that the Volume One report contains content that some may find distressing.

The Chairman made a short statement at 2pm on the 17th June 2021 at the Manchester Magistrates’ Court. You can watch this broadcast via the Inquiry YouTube channel here. A copy of the Chairman’s statement is available here.

upcoming hearings

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

17/06/2021 2:00 pm