The Cranston Inquiry into the 24 November 2021 Channel crossing tragedy will hold its Opening Hearing in London on Wednesday 6 March from 10:30am.

In his first address as Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Ross Cranston will make an opening statement, outlining the work done to date and giving details of his intentions for the Inquiry.

The independent Inquiry will investigate the events of 24 November 2021, when at least 27 people lost their lives crossing the Channel. It will look into who the deceased were, and when, where and in what circumstances they came by their deaths. It will also explore what further lessons can be learned and consider recommendations for the future.

The Opening Hearing will take place at Dorland House, London, W2 6BU and will be open to members of the public who wish to attend.

Further information available on the hearing page