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First preliminary hearing held on 22 November 2019

On 22 November 2019, the Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, held a preliminary hearing at Manchester Town Hall in Central Manchester.

This was the first hearing since the Inquiry was established by the Home Secretary on the 22 October 2019.

The hearing covered topics such as the establishment of the Inquiry, the suspension of the Inquests and provided an update regarding the Inquiry’s venue, the process of disclosure, the designation of core participants and expert witnesses.