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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 the daughter of Kim and Kevin Brewster and the sister of Claire and Adam.179 Her partner was Ian Winslow.180 She was 32 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.181

Kelly’s family described her as “a funny, intelligent, very opinionated woman who knew what she wanted and had a thirst for life”.182 She lived life to the full.183 Her adventurous spirit saw her travel across the world, including solo trips to Australia and America, where she made many friends and came back with many happy memories.184 Kelly always had stories to tell about her travels and her hopes for the places she would visit in the future.185 In her 32 years, she did more than many do in a lifetime.186

Kelly’s family and friends meant the world to her, and the close bond with her sister Claire was evident. I heard of the many precious times they spent together.187

Kelly met Ian at her 30th birthday party.188 Her family remember that it was clear from their first meeting that they were made for each other.189 They would leave little notes around the house to say how much they loved each other, and both shared a passion for travel.190 Their last trip was to Disneyland Paris, a perfect surprise planned by Kelly for Ian and his daughter, who now hold their memories of that trip very dear.191

On the morning of 22nd May 2017, Kelly and Ian had an offer accepted on their new home. They were excited about their plans for the future, including growing their family.192 Kelly’s family and friends said that Kelly was the happiest she had ever been,193 and that she and Ian “were the true definition of soulmates” who would have been together forever.194

Events of 22nd May 2017

Kelly attended the concert with her niece, and her sister Claire Booth.195 On the journey, Claire remembers hearing Kelly speak to Ian on the phone and that they were “so happy and excited” about the house that it was infectious.196 It set the mood for the evening.

Kelly, Claire and Claire’s daughter all enjoyed the concert.197 It was still dark in the Arena bowl and Ariana Grande was saying goodnight as they left their seats.198 Together, they entered the City Room at 22:30:53.199