Regrettably due to COVID-19 and the clear guidance sent out by central government it has been necessary to postpone hearings which require the attendance of persons at court. This applies to all inquests up to and including Friday 22nd May. Matters remain under daily review by the Senior Coroner. All persons affected by these measures have been contacted by the coroner’s office. Any further changes will be communicated directly to those affected in a timely fashion.
The purpose of an inquest is to ascertain who the person was and to establish the following: when, where and how they died.
The Coroner is responsible for the investigation of; violent or unnatural deaths, sudden deaths of unknown cause and deaths in custody that are reported to her.