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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)

Kelly Brewster

Kelly Brewster was unlawfully killed on 22nd May 2017 in the City Room of the Manchester Arena in the Victoria Exchange Complex.

When the bomb detonated, Kelly Brewster was approximately nine metres from the seat of the explosion.81

Following the detonation, Kelly Brewster was lying on the floor of the City Room.82 She was breathing erratically and was unconscious.83 Kelly Brewster’s sister, a member of the public, a TravelSafe officer, ETUK first aiders and police officers all sought to help her.84

Kelly Brewster stopped breathing shortly after 23:00. She was given CPR but this was not successful. Following an assessment by a paramedic, CPR was stopped at 23:11.85 She was covered by 23:12.86

A tag was placed on Kelly Brewster at 23:45 to confirm that she was dead.87

A post‑mortem examination confirmed that Kelly Brewster’s death was caused by head and abdominal injuries. These injuries were sustained as a result of the explosion. Her injuries were unsurvivable.88