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The Manchester Arena Inquiry has now concluded. The closure notice from the Inquiry Chairman is available here.

An independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack

The Manchester Arena Inquiry is an independent public inquiry, established on 22 October 2019 by the Home Secretary. The purpose of the Manchester Arena Inquiry is to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack.

A public inquiry is set up to look at a matter of concern. More information on ‘What is a public inquiry’ can be found here.

The Inquiry hearings commenced on 7th September 2020. The purpose of this website is to provide information relating to the Inquiry.

Evidence and transcripts of each day’s hearings are available on the website here.

Volume Two: Emergency Response

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07/06/2023 9:30 am

Volumes Two and Three Monitored Recommendations, 7 June

On 7 June 2023, the Inquiry will hear evidence on behalf of a number of organisations regarding the monitored recommendations from the Volume 2 and Volume 3 reports. The Inquiry will hear from:

  • Emma Reed, Director for the Emergency Preparedness and Health Protection Directorate at the Department for Health and Social Care
  • Keith Prior, Director of the National Ambulance Resilience Unit
  • Shaun Hipgrave, Director of Protect and Prepare
  • Paul Mott, Head of His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service Joint Extremism Unit
  • Sachin Shah, Deputy Director of the Counter-Extremism division within the Department for Education

Other relevant statements include:

  • Dr Shirley Hopper, Deputy Director of Innovative Medicines of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  • Jo Gillespie, Deputy Director of Corporate, Policy, Strategy and Resilience Division in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Dr Pamela Hardy, Chair of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care
  • Tracy Nicholls, Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics

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