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24/05/2021

Chapter 10 Hearings Continue

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 10 evidence covering the emergency response.

Hearings are streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel, which is currently operating on a 10-minute delay.

All previous evidence and transcripts are available on the Inquiry website.

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10/05/2021

Chapter 10 Hearings continue

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 10 evidence covering the emergency response.

Hearings are streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel, which is currently operating on a 10-minute delay.

All previous evidence and transcripts are available on the Inquiry website.

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30/04/2021

Note on Inquiry Timetable w/c 3rd May

This week, the Inquiry will be sitting on Wednesday 5th May to Friday 7th May.

Hearings will commence at 09:30 and will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel on a 10-minute delay.

A link to the timetable for this week is available here.

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12/04/2021
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31/03/2021
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05/03/2021

Update on Inquiry hearing arrangements from 8 March

From 8 March, the Inquiry will return to a four day week with hearings commencing at 10:00. There will be limited attendance in Court and all others are required to follow the hearings virtually.

At this time, the Inquiry continues to hear evidence related to Chapter 10, covering the emergency service response to the attack.

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15/01/2021

Ruling on Inquiry hearing arrangements during lockdown

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry has made a ruling on the Inquiry’s hearing arrangements in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and following the preliminary hearing on 14 January.

Hearings will resume on 18 January with some changes to the format. These arrangements will be kept under review and the future course of the Inquiry will be considered in a preliminary hearing on 16 February.

The Chairman’s full ruling, outlining the current arrangements, is available here.

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07/01/2021

Inquiry Update January 2021

In light of this week’s announcements on further lockdowns and restrictions Sir John Saunders, Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, has had to consider the impact on the Inquiry’s oral hearings.

He has decided to pause the hearings until 18 January to give the Inquiry time to consider its options which could include the use of virtual hearings and very restricted attendance in person hearings.

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16/12/2020

Inquiry hearings concluded for Christmas

The Manchester Arena Inquiry has completed Chapter 8 evidence and concluded oral evidence hearings for the year 2020.

The Inquiry will resume on 12 January 2021 to hear Chapter 9 evidence, related to the experience of survivors. This phase of evidence is expected to last approximately one week.

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07/12/2020

Chapter 8 hearings started 7 December 2020

Chapter 8 hearings started on Monday 7 December. This chapter will consider evidence related to planning and preparation for the attack and will conclude on Wednesday 16th December.

The timetable for evidence to be heard between the 14th-16th December is available here.

Evidence on the morning of Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December will not be broadcast on YouTube as restriction orders are in place which prevent the publication of certain details.

All remaining evidence will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel which will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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04/12/2020

Chapter 7 Evidence has Concluded

Inquiry hearings continue on Monday 7 December at 9:30 with Chapter 8 evidence, related to planning and preparation for the attack.

This phase of evidence is scheduled to last for two weeks.

Unless marked as restricted on the schedule, hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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19/11/2020