Bereaved families whose loved ones were killed in the Manchester Arena attack have shared their heartache as the inquiry heads into its second week.
The father of Martyn Hett was the first to present a “pen portrait” of his son, whose “memory will shine brightly”.
The portraits will give each family the chance to present a personal insight into the lives of those who died.
Twenty-two people were killed when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb as 14,000 fans left the arena in May 2017.
The inquiry comes more than three years after the bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, which left hundreds more injured.
What is the Manchester Arena inquiry?
The inquiry is being held at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, less than a mile away from where the bombing happened.
The “pen portraits” will be provided by family members, or others on their behalf, reading out witness statements and playing music and videos to remember those who died.
Paul Greaney QC, counsel to the inquiry, said they would “ensure the deceased and their families are at the centre of this process”.
“Each ‘pen portrait’ is deeply affecting. The experience will be moving and distressing… and exceptionally difficult for the families,” he added.
“How would I describe Martyn’s personality in one simple word? Fun. He had the most wicked sense of humour,” Mr Hett said.
The 29-year-old, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, “lit up everyone around him”, his father added.
“He loved everyone and everyone loved him,” his parents Kevan and Daryl said.
“He was the centre of our world.”
The teenager, who loved playing the bagpipes, was “growing into a lovely young woman with this fantastic gift she was able to express herself with”, her father Roderick said.
Her former primary school teacher Michelle McLean said: “The whole island community misses her – as her teacher she taught me to be a better person.”
The 14-year-old had gone to the Manchester Arena with her family to collect her sister who was at the concert.
Her mother Samantha and grandmother Pauline were both seriously injured.
The commemorative hearings are expected to conclude on 23 September.
The inquiry was set up to examine the background to the attack and the response of the emergency services.
Its chairman, Sir John Saunders, will make a report and recommendations once all the evidence has been heard, which is expected to take up to six months.
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