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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)

Georgina Bethany Callander

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Georgina Callander was the daughter of Lesley and Simon Callander and the younger sister of Daniel and Harry.122 She was 18 years old at the time of her death on 23rd May 2017.123

Georgina was an Ariana Grande “superfan”124 and had met her once before 22nd May 2017.125 Music and travel brought Georgina a great deal of happiness and her bedroom wall was covered in concert tickets and pictures of places she had visited.126 Much of that travelling had been with her mother Lesley, from whom she was “inseparable”.127 They had travelled to many places, including both the east and west coasts of America, Italy, France and every theme park in the UK.128

Georgina achieved a lot in her 18 years, showing skill in both ballet and taekwondo in her younger years.129 She achieved distinctions in all of her exams130 and was awarded a place to study paediatrics at university.131 This career choice reflected Georgina’s passion for caring for others. In her brother Daniel’s words, “From an early age Georgina wanted to help people … She was like a ray of sunshine on the darkest of days. If you were feeling down she would help you through it.132 I have no doubt that she would have gone on to help countless people.

Georgina’s parents both spoke of their memories of her beautiful smile and her unmistakable and infectious laughter.133 Her brother Harry reflected on the happy memories that will always be with the family. He said, “I know in my heart of hearts what she wanted most for us is to all live, laugh and love as she did.”134

Events of 22nd May 2017

Georgina travelled to Manchester on 22nd May 2017 with her mother Lesley, and they booked into a local hotel where they spent time getting ready for the evening together.135 Georgina attended the concert that night with a friend and, before it started, they visited the merchandise stalls trying to find Georgina the perfect T‑shirt.136

As the concert was ending, Georgina and her friend left their seats and walked through the doors to the City Room at 22:30:51.137 Her friend recalls Georgina smiling back at her as she began to run across to a merchandise stall.138