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16/02/2021

Update on Inquiry hearing arrangements during lockdown

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.

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10/09/2020

Commemorative Hearings started 14 September 2020

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

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26/08/2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry started 7 September 2020

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.

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06/08/2020
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03/08/2020
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23/07/2020
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15/06/2020
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12/06/2020
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08/06/2020

Witness Information Appeal

The Inquiry has launched a Witness Information Appeal for those who may be able to help its investigation into the bombing. The Witness Information Form can be found here.

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28/05/2020
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21/04/2020

A ruling from the Chairman on Core Participant status

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has today ruled on the application for Core Participant status by 56 survivors of the attack, after hearing submissions from survivors and Core Participants via video link on 7th April. Read the statement in full here.

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30/03/2020

A ruling from the Chairman on Covid 19

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has issued a ruling about the start date of The Manchester Arena Inquiry following a consultation with Core Participants regarding Covid-19. You can read the ruling in full here.