Inquiry hearings have concluded for the year and will return on Monday 10 January 2022.
Author: Manchester Arena Inquiry Team
From Tuesday 14 December to Thursday 16 December 2021, the Inquiry will hear Core Participants’ oral closing submissions for Chapters 9 to 12.
From Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December 2021, the Inquiry will hear expert medical evidence regarding Saffie-Rose Roussos, including the cause and mechanism of her death and addressing the question of whether or not her injuries may have been survivable with earlier medical intervention.
Due to the sensitive nature of this evidence, it will not be livestreamed on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel. The transcript of the daily evidence will be released on the Inquiry’s website in the usual way.
From Monday 25 October, the Inquiry will hear Chapter 14 evidence covering preventibility.
There will be no live broadcast of the Inquiry’s proceedings on 25 and 26 October. A transcript of the evidence each day will be posted on the Inquiry’s website. The restriction order relating to these hearings can be found here.
The timetable for this week is available here.
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.
Hearings will continue for the period of 22 February to 3 March with some changes to the format. For the period 22 February to 3 March, the Inquiry will continue to sit for two and half days per week. There will be limited attendance in Court and all others are required to follow the hearing virtually. These arrangements will be revised again after 3 March.
The transcript from the preliminary hearing held on 16 February to hear submission on the hearing arrangements, which includes the Chairman’s ruling, is available here.
Commemorative Hearings began on Monday 14 September 2020 at 09:30. 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 two weeks, with a schedule available here.
Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel
Manchester Arena Inquiry oral evidence hearings began on 7 September 2020 at Manchester Magistrates Court. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings. As a result, hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.
The oral evidence hearing chapter structure and outline timetable can be found here.