A commemoration to acknowledge the thousands of people who died due to infected blood marked the start of three days of preliminary hearings for the Infected Blood Inquiry.

The ceremony, attended by hundreds of core participants to the inquiry, was to formally open the preliminary hearings before listening to testimony from participants about the issues set out in the terms of reference and what they would like the inquiry to prioritise.

The commemoration was organised by a number of core participants and featured music by Emeli Sandé, poetry from Lemn Sissay, choral singing by the London Contemporary Voice choir, a film of personal accounts and a memorial to all those who have died from infected blood.


Watch footage from the Commemoration.