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The latest Inquiry news will be posted here.

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26/08/2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry started 7 September 2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry oral evidence hearings began on 7 September 2020 at Manchester Magistrates Court. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings. As a result, hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

The oral evidence hearing chapter structure and outline timetable can be found here.

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06/08/2020
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03/08/2020
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23/07/2020
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17/07/2020

A ruling from the Chair on Core Participant status and the disclosure of Security Experts’ report to the Health and Safety Executive

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has made a ruling on the application for Core Participant status by Kyle Lawler, and a ruling on the disclosure of the Security Experts’ report to the Health and Safety Executive. These rulings follow the submissions via video link on Monday 13 July. Read the rulings in full here (see Directions, orders, responses and rulings section).

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14/07/2020

Hearings during July and August 2020

Following the (virtual) preliminary hearing that took place on the 13 July 2020 there are further hearings scheduled before the Inquiry start date in September 2020. They are as follows – a virtual hearing due to take place on 23 July and a further hearing on the 12 August 2020.
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15/06/2020
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12/06/2020
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08/06/2020

Witness Information Appeal

The Inquiry has launched a Witness Information Appeal for those who may be able to help its investigation into the bombing. The Witness Information Form can be found here.

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28/05/2020
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21/04/2020

A ruling from the Chairman on Core Participant status

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has today ruled on the application for Core Participant status by 56 survivors of the attack, after hearing submissions from survivors and Core Participants via video link on 7th April. Read the statement in full here.

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30/03/2020

A ruling from the Chairman on Covid 19

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has issued a ruling about the start date of The Manchester Arena Inquiry following a consultation with Core Participants regarding Covid-19. You can read the ruling in full here.