Alison Howe was unlawfully killed on 22nd May 2017 in the City Room of the Manchester Arena in the Victoria Exchange Complex.
When the bomb detonated, Alison Howe was standing near to the Arena exit doors. She was approximately three metres from the seat of the explosion.
Following the detonation, CCTV shows that Alison Howe was lying on her back on the floor of the City Room. After a short period, she was approached by a member of the public, who placed her in the recovery position.
At 22:55, a Showsec staff member and a British Transport Police (BTP) officer gave Alison Howe chest compressions.
A short time later, a paramedic assessed that Alison Howe’s injuries were incompatible with life. CPR was stopped and Alison Howe was covered at 22:58.
A tag was placed on Alison Howe at 23:34 to confirm that she was dead.
As a result of the explosion, Alison Howe suffered multiple injuries. A post‑mortem examination confirmed that Alison Howe’s death was caused by a significant head injury. Her injuries were unsurvivable.