Watch: Families of the Manchester Arena bombing victims react to damning report on MI5

Sir John Saunders today revealed his devastating findings into MI5 in the third and final volume of the Manchester Arena Enquiry. 

Saunders said there was a “realistic possibility that actionable intelligence could have been obtained which might have led to actions preventing the attack”.

This follows the inquiry in November which identified a catalogue of mistakes by the emergency services following the terror attack, where one victim, John Atkinson, could have survived had the emergency response not been inadequate.

In total, 22 people lost their lives at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on the 22nd May 2017 after an attack carried out by suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

The lawyer for the families of the victims, Richard Score and the mother of one of the victims, Caroline Curry spoke after the results of the inquiry.

Throughout the inquiry, Saunders has constantly referenced that the emergency and security services have fallen short of what is expected, which ultimately led to one of the most tragic days in Manchester’s history.

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