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

Volume 2 is divided into two sub-volumes: Volume 2-I and Volume 2-II. Volume 2-I is 695 pages long. Volume 2-I begins with a Preface and then continues with Parts 9 to 16. Volume 2-II is 189 pages long. It contains Parts 17 to 21 and the Appendices. A list of the names of the twenty-two who died is at page vii of Volume 2-I and at page iii of Volume 2-II.
A large format version combining Volume 2-I (ia, ib and ic) and Volume 2-II is also available.
Volume 2-I (standard format)
Volume 2-II (standard format)
Volume 2 (large format)


Key findings

  • There were three TravelSafe officers on duty at the Victoria Exchange Complex on the evening of 22nd May 2017.
  • Having heard the explosion, they immediately made their way in the direction of the City Room.
  • In the City Room, each of them did their best to help those affected by the explosion.

TravelSafe officers were employed by a company called STM. STM contracted its staff to Northern Rail.279 The role of STM staff was to provide a visible security presence on the railway network, and to ensure the safety of train passengers and staff.280

On 22nd May 2017, three TravelSafe officers, Philip Clegg, Niall Pentony and Reece McKay, were on duty at the Victoria Exchange Complex.281

At 22:31, Philip Clegg and Niall Pentony were standing on the station concourse282 when they heard “a loud bang” from the direction of the Arena.283 Without apparent concern for their own safety, they immediately made their way towards the scene of the explosion, entering the City Room from the Fifty Pence staircase at 22:32.284 Each of them did what they could for the casualties in the City Room.

Philip Clegg checked Kelly Brewster at the request of her sister, Claire Booth.285 He also checked Nell Jones,286 Elaine McIver,287 Martyn Hett,288 Wendy Fawell,289 Sorrell Leczkowski,290 Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry.291 In the Casualty Clearing Station, Philip Clegg assisted paramedics with John Atkinson.292