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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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posted
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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posted
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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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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posted
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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posted
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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posted
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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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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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.