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

Volume 1: Security for the Arena
Volume 1: Security for the Arena (large format)

22nd May 2017 (SA’s movements after 20:30)

SA’s movements within the Victoria Exchange Complex are set out in Figure 2.

During the period between 20:30 and 20:51 he moved from the tram stop to the City Room, stopping for a period of 12 minutes in public toilets en route. This movement is shown by the red line in Figure 2.

He spent the period between 20:51 and 21:10 in the City Room on the mezzanine. At 21:10 he left the City Room and made his way back to the tram platform, where he arrived at 21:13. This movement is shown by the green line in Figure 2.

At 21:29 he began his final journey to the City Room, where he arrived at 21:33. He positioned himself on the mezzanine. At 22:30 he descended from the mezzanine. At 22:31:0016 SA detonated the bomb he was carrying. His movements during this period are marked by the yellow line in Figure 2.

Figure 2: SA's movements on 22nd May 2017 from 20:30. A plan of the Victoria Exchange Complex that shows the movements of SA between 20:30 and 22:30. It shows his movements in three legs: 1. platform to toilet to City Room; 2 City Room to platform and 3. Platform to City Room

Figure 2: SA’s movements on 22nd May 2017 from 20:3017

I will now consider each time period in more detail.