Coroners Office

Inquests

Overview of Inquests

A Coroner will undertake an inquest if the cause of death is unknown or if the person:

  • Possibly died a violent or unnatural death.
  • Died in custody or otherwise in state detention.

It is a coroner's duty at an inquest to establish who the deceased was and how, when and where the deceased came by his or her death. It is a fact finding process.  An inquest is not permitted to determine or appear to determine a criminal liability by a named person or civil liability.  It is about what happened, and how it happened, not who was responsible for what happened; this is the responsibility of the civil and criminal courts.

After an inquest the coroner will send the necessary details to the register of births and deaths for the death to be registered when it occurred in England and Wales.

Please note: That if the coroner has decided to investigate a death, registration of the death must wait for the coroner to finish his or her inquiries.  These inquiries may take time, so it is always best to contact the coroner's office before any funeral arrangements are made.

Latest Inquest Dates

We regularly update the list of latest inquest dates. However dates and times can be subject to change at short notice.

 

May 2018

Date

Court

Time

Name

Age

Date of Death

Place of Death

Jury Coroner
 22nd  2

10.30am 

Claire NORQUAY  50  28/01/2018  St Helens   N  C S Sumeray
 22nd 11.30am   Mark William PRITCHARD 53  22/01/2018  Southampton  C S Sumeray 
22nd  12.30pm  David Peter SANDERSON 75  09/02/2018   Newport  N C S Sumeray 
 22nd  2 2.30pm  Iris CARR  87  20/03/2018  Newport  C S Sumeray 
 22nd  2 3.30pm  Tamsin Melissa Daisy Jane KELLY  41  24/12/2017  Ryde  C S Sumeray 
 23rd 2 10.30am Peter Laird BAKER  60 26/11/2017  Newport N C S Sumeray
 23rd 11.30am  Brian Edward TREAGUST  77  08/02/2018   Newport  N C S Sumeray 
 23rd  2 12.00pm  Frank COTTON  69  17/02/2018  Newport   N C S Sumeray 
 23rd  2 2.30pm  Derrick Edward HAMMOND  90  25/02/2018  Ryde   N C S Sumeray 
 23rd  2  3.30pm Henry Gartland ABBOTT  95   22/12/2017 Ryde  C S Sumeray 

 

June 2018

 

Date

Court

Time

Name

Age

Date of Death

Place of Death

Jury Coroner
 6th 2 10.30am George Arthur MOWBRAY  65 14/07/2017  Newport N C S Sumeray