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17/06/2021

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.

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04/06/2021

Inquiry hearings resume, 7 June

The Inquiry resumed following a short break on Monday 7 June and is currently hearing Chapter 10 evidence covering the emergency response.

Hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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27/05/2021

Volume One Report

The Inquiry has heard that on Thursday 17 June at 2pm, the Manchester Arena Inquiry will publish Volume One of its report into the death of the 22 victims of the attack on 22nd May 2017.  You can read the transcript here.

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21/05/2021

Support Services

As this weekend marks the fourth anniversary of the attack, please note there are a number of support services for those affected:
  • The Greater Manchester Resilience Hub
  • CRUSE
  • Coroner’s Support Services
For further details, please follow this link.
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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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