Manchester Arena attack: Public inquiry to be held into deaths

A public inquiry will be held to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack, the Home Office has said.

The inquiry will be chaired by Sir John, a retired High Court judge who was nominated by the Lord Chief Justice to lead the investigation and inquest into the deaths.

Sir John previously said it was “a matter of vital public importance” that a “full, fair and fearless” investigation was held into the events of 22 May 2017.

He also ruled that evidence from MI5 and the police should be kept secret on national security grounds.

A public inquiry would allow evidence to be heard in closed sessions.

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Source: BBC News