Information relating to hearings – including dates and transcripts – is made available here as the Inquiry progresses. 

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hearings
19/01/2021 10:00 am

Chapter 10 Hearing, 19 January

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

On 19 January,  T/Insp Michael Russell from Greater Manchester Police will continue to outline the sequence of events of the emergency service response.

The hearing  will commence at 10:00 and will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

Please note that some may find the evidence distressing. Support for anyone affected is available through the Manchester Resilience Hub @PennineCareNHS GM.help@nhs.net / 03330 095 071

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hearings
18/01/2021 10:00 am

Chapter 10 Hearing, 18 January

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

Counsel to the Inquiry opened Chapter 10 by providing an introduction to key events within the emergency response timeline. T/Insp Michael Russell from Greater Manchester Police outlined the sequence of events of the emergency service response.

The hearing  was streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream was operating on a 10-minute delay.

Support for anyone affected is available through the Manchester Resilience Hub @PennineCareNHS GM.help@nhs.net / 03330 095 071

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preliminary hearing
14/01/2021 10:00 am
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hearings
16/12/2020 9:30 pm

Chapter 8 Hearing, 16 December

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 8 evidence related to planning and preparation for the attack.

In the morning of 16 December, the Inquiry will hear legal submissions on various procedural issues. This will include submissions from the legal representative of Ahmed Taghdi on his attendance to give evidence.

In the afternoon, the Inquiry will hear evidence from civilian witness Khalid Balaam. The witness evidence tomorrow afternoon will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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hearings
15/12/2020 9:30 am

Chapter 8 Hearing, 15 December

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 8 evidence related to planning and preparation for the attack.

The Inquiry heard evidence from Trial Witness 1. His evidence was not broadcast on the public livestream due to a restriction order. However, a redacted transcript will be made available on the Inquiry website.

The Inquiry also heard evidence from civilian witness, Rabie Zreba.

The hearing was streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream was operating on a 10-minute delay.

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hearings
14/12/2020 9:30 am

Chapter 8 Hearing, 14 December

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 8 evidence related to planning and preparation for the attack.

The Inquiry heard evidence from Relative B and Trial Witness 2. Their evidence was not broadcast on the public livestream as the individuals are subject to restriction orders. However, a redacted transcript will be made available on the Inquiry website.

The Inquiry also heard evidence from Christopher Taylor from Shield Batteries and Taxi Driver Tariq Nadeem.

The hearing was streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream was operating on a 10-minute delay.

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hearings
10/12/2020 9:30 am
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hearings
09/12/2020 9:30 am
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hearings
08/12/2020 9:30 am
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hearings
07/12/2020 9:30 am

Chapter 8 Hearing, 7 December

The Inquiry is hearing Chapter 8 evidence related to planning and preparation for the attack.

The Inquiry heard evidence from DCS Simon Barraclough from Greater Manchester Police, Bob Gallagher Forensic and Digital Investigations Manager at Greater Manchester Police, and Lorna Hills (née Philp) Principal Case Officer in Forensic Explosives, DSTL.

The hearing was streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream was operating on a 10-minute delay.

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hearings
03/12/2020 9:30 am

Chapter 7 Hearing, 3 December

The Inquiry continues to hear Chapter 7 evidence related to the Manchester Arena complex and security arrangements.

The Inquiry heard evidence from Inspector Michelle Wedderburn from British Transport Police, and security experts Dr David BaMaung and Colonel Richard Latham.

The hearing was streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream was operating on a 10-minute delay.

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hearings
02/12/2020 9:30 am