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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)

Michelle Kiss

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Michelle Kiss was the daughter of Christine and Mick and sister to Nichola.261 She was the much‑loved wife of Anthony (Tony) Kiss, and mother to their three children.262 Michelle was 45 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.263

Michelle and Tony were childhood sweethearts.264 Tony described her as his “guiding light” from the first moment they met.265 He remembers their first date as if it was yesterday: the pure happiness he felt and how Michelle’s beautiful smile made her face light up.266 In 1995, they got married on a beach in Barbados, surrounded by close family and friends.267 By 2004, their family was complete.268 They were soulmates and their love story endured for 30 special years.269

Michelle loved and embraced life.270 Tony described her as having “an aura of love and positivity that glowed with each of her smiles”.271 Michelle’s family described her as the “hub” of her family.272 They remember her devotion to her husband and children and how she loved them beyond measure.273 Family was the most important part of Michelle’s life.274 She was loving, selfless and a natural homemaker, with the ability to bring people together.275 Tony and Michelle were the proudest of parents and so very happy.276

Her children will always remain a living tribute to her work as a mother. Tony knows Michelle would be so proud to see in them the same love and drive that she was blessed with.277

Events of 22nd May 2017

Michelle attended the Arena with her friend Ruth Murrell, to drop off their daughters at the concert.278 Michelle and Ruth went into Manchester City Centre together while the concert was on, before returning to the Arena to collect their daughters.279 Michelle and Ruth entered the City Room at 22:18:43.280