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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)

Wendy Fawell

Wendy Fawell was the daughter of Julia and Michael Tiplady and the sister of Andrew. She was mother to Adam and Charlotte.399 Wendy was 50 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.400

Wendy was a fun person who had a great deal to live for.401 Her family told of how Wendy loved socialising and spending time with family and friends.402 She was “the life and soul of a party”403 and loved having people around her.404 She was a brilliant cook.405 Her family recall amazing Christmas dinners and that Wendy would host barbecues with enough food to feed an army.406 “This was Wendy at her best: looking after everyone, making sure they were having a good time.407

Wendy loved being a mum to Adam and Charlotte, who “were always paramount in her thoughts and deeds”.408 She was a wonderful mother.409 Her caring nature meant she tried to mother everyone410 and “gave so much of herself”.411 Her mother, Julia, told of Wendy’s love of Elvis Presley and the “wicked sense of humour” she had inherited from her.412

I heard much about Wendy’s love of children, not just her own but also those she worked with.413 In recent years, she was a dinner lady and worked at a before and after school club.414 For Wendy, working with children was her dream.415 Not only that, but she had a great talent for it.416 She took to it like “a duck to water” and passed her qualifications “with flying colours”.417 She was kind, compassionate and had a fun personality, which meant that children enjoyed spending time with her.418 Her family can be proud of the person Wendy was. She gave so much to enrich the lives of others.

Events of 22nd May 2017

Wendy had driven to Manchester with her daughter, her friend Caroline and Caroline’s sons.419 The children were all going to the Ariana Grande concert, and Wendy and Caroline dropped them off before enjoying a meal together in Manchester City Centre.420

Wendy and Caroline returned to the Arena to collect their children, entering the City Room from the raised walkway at 22:30:24.421 Wendy and Caroline separated in the City Room in order to ensure that they did not miss their children in the crowds.422