image source, Manchester Arena Survey image caption Mr. Wilson said that "people who should have spoken to each other were not speaking
Police "failed " in their response to the attack on Manchester Arena, terrorism experts told the bombing investigation.
Three experts said at the Manchester Arena investigation there had been a "major failure" in the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) emergency response to the attack, which killed 22 people on May 22, 2017.
Scott Wilson, Ian Dickinson and Iain Sirrell stated that GMP did not perform well with other services afterwards.
They said there was no evidence of a "consistent and coordinated response ".
The hearing was informed that the men had examined nearly 1,000 pages of evidence on police response to the attack.
image source, Family documents image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the bombing of May 2017
The investigation revealed that there was "a breakdown in communication between the various commands, resulting in a lack of direct command and operational confusion " and the GMP response failure spread to other emergency services involved.
A "major failure " of the coordinated response was the emergency service commanders failing to meet at the scene early to organize.
Mr. Wilson, former Metropolitan Police counterterrorism commander, said the "people who should have been talking to each other were not talking to each other.
He said that although there has been some joint work between GMP, UK transport police and ambulance service in the arena lobby, the coordinated response of services'emergency overall "did not work at all " and it was a "significant omission " by GMP not to report a major incident until two and a half hours after the explosion .
Mr. Dickinson, former head of counterterrorism in Scotland, said a statement should have been made within 10 minutes and it would have made a difference in the response.
He said another The "significant " fault was the failure of the force not to learn from an earlier counterterrorism training exercise, known as the Winchester Accord, at the Trafford Center in May 2016.
The audience was told that the exercise revealed a serious lack of multi-agency cooperation which was repeated in the arena's response.
The investigation is continuing.
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