Coroner's service

Actions to be taken for inquests and how to report treasure finds.

1 When a coroner investigates

A coroner investigates when:

  • deaths are violent or unnatural
  • the cause of death is unknown
  • deaths occur in police custody or prison. 

More information on what happens when a death is reported to a coroner, post-mortems and inquests is available on GOV.UK.

2 Court facilities and support

COVID-19 update

In order to protect court users and staff, West Sussex County Council has put in place several measures to keep everyone safe. There is a now a facility for families (and some witnesses) to attend inquests remotely.

The coroner and staff will however still conduct all hearings from the court at Chichester. The venue will remain open to members of the public and the press. However, attendees will be required to adhere to new safety measures:

  • You no longer need to wear a face covering, but consider wearing one in the courtroom where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • Every attendee will be required to sanitise their hands before entering the courtroom.
  • There will be a limit to the number of people who can be in the court building at any one time.
  • Attendees must bring their own refreshments, including water and tissues, if required.

Court layout

  • The coroner will sit at the front of the room.
  • The witness desk and coroner’s officer desk will be at the front of the room either side of the coroner.
  • Legal representatives will sit at desks facing the coroner.
  • If there is a jury they will normally be seated to one side of the room so that they have a clear view of the witness desk, the legal representatives and the coroner.
  • Family members of the deceased will normally sit behind the legal representatives.

Opening hours

  • Doors are only open to the public when the court is in session.

Car parking

The nearest car parks to the Coroner’s Court are:

  • Orchard Street (southern part), PO19 1DD - part of the car park is short stay only so ensure you park in the correct area for long stay
  • Avenue de Chartres, Chichester, PO19 8EH.

Train station

  • Southgate, Chichester, PO19 8DL - 10 minute walk via Avenue de Chartres

Support service

Emotional and practical support to families and witnesses attending inquests can be found on the Coroners' Courts Support Service website.

3 Contact the Coroner's Service

If you have a query around a specific investigation, speak to the coroner's officer handling the case.

If you have a general enquiry, contact the Coroner's Service using the details below.

Office hours are 8.00am-4.00pm, Monday-Friday.

West Sussex Coroner

The West Sussex Coroner is an independent judicial officer who works in partnership with West Sussex County Council.

The West Sussex Senior Coroner is Penelope Schofield.

4 Types of inquests

  • Opening - Where it is necessary for the coroner to hold an inquest, the coroner may initially formally open this inquest in public. At the opening, the coroner will set the dates for subsequent hearings.
  • Full inquest - A full fact-finding inquiry in court (with witnesses being called to give evidence) to establish who has died and how, when and where the death occurred.
  • Pre-inquest review/directions hearings - These hearings take place before the final inquest hearing. Those invited have the opportunity to raise procedural issues with the coroner.
  • Documentary - Inquests where evidence is not in dispute, so no witnesses will be called. A summary of the evidence is read to the court and the coroner will give their findings.
  • Documentary plus - Inquests where the coroner or family are seeking further evidence or clarification from a witness.
  • Jury inquest - These are usually held if a death occurred in prison or custody, or as result of an accident at work. The coroner is obliged to sit with a jury to hear cases.
  • For mention - Where there is an update provided to the coroner of the progress of the case, enabling further directions to be made.

Emotional and practical support to families and witnesses attending inquests can be found on the Coroners' Courts Support Service website.

5 Inquest hearings

The Coroner’s Court continues to be open to the public. However, for everyone’s safety, numbers are restricted. We would not encourage attendance at the court unless it is necessary and in the interests of justice.

For families and/or witnesses who do not want to attend in person, the Coroner’s Court are providing a remote platform run through Microsoft Teams for inquest hearings.

Should media representatives or members of the public wish to attend an inquest remotely, they should notify the court office by completing the form below no later than 3.00pm on the working day before the hearing is listed - requests made outside of this time are unlikely to be accommodated and they will need to attend in person. Please note that due to limitations of our software, access may be limited.

Request to attend an inquest hearing via audio link online form (external link)

Search inquests

Displaying 124 results

24/05/2022

Bobby Michael SMITH (Age 31)

Opening

Date of death

22/03/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Cliff Steven SHEPPARD (Age 61)

For Mention

Date of death

18/11/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Ian Alan CRAFT (Age 54)

Opening

Date of death

12/04/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

John Vernon GOLDSMITH (Age 87)

Opening

Date of death

04/05/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Marcin STAWINSKI (Age 48)

Opening

Date of death

10/04/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Nicola Ann NYE (Age 54)

Opening

Date of death

08/05/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Patricia May PASSMORE (Age 89)

For Mention

Date of death

30/12/2021

Place of death

Pulborough

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Paul Frederick SUMMERFIELD (Age 69)

Opening

Date of death

09/05/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Paul Louis Barry MONTGOMERY (Age 73)

Opening

Date of death

07/05/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Philip Martin VATER (Age 54)

Opening

Date of death

08/05/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Rachel Mary JONES (Age 32)

Opening

Date of death

06/05/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Robin Charles JEFFCOATE (Age 80)

Opening

Date of death

11/05/2022

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Roshankhanu JIWANI (Age 87)

Opening

Date of death

17/05/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Shane Gabriel Basil BLEWITT (Age 87)

Shortform Inquest & Conclusion

Date of death

15/05/2022

Place of death

Petworth

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Sylvia Mary GRAY (Age 74)

Documentary

Date of death

07/10/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Michael Francis FLANNERY (Age 61)

Documentary

Date of death

24/04/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Muriel CLEGG (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

01/02/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

24/05/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

24/05/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

31/05/2022

Anne SPALDING (Age 74)

Opening

Date of death

14/04/2022

Place of death

Steyning

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Chi-Hung WONG (Age 31)

For Mention

Date of death

31/10/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Emma Lisa COMPER (Age 53)

For Mention

Date of death

07/06/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Jacqueline Anne WILLIAMSON (Age 87)

Opening

Date of death

27/04/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Maureen Helen GATES (Age 92)

For Mention

Date of death

25/01/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Robert Stephen MOOSAI-MAHARAJ (Age 43)

Opening

Date of death

18/05/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Rene Margaret TILNEY (Age 78)

Documentary

Date of death

10/11/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Katharine Madeleine FORSYTH (Age 64)

Documentary

Date of death

17/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Jacob Luke MOORE (Age 24)

Pre Inquest Review - Remote Hearing

Date of death

02/09/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Alexander John KELLY (Age 29)

Full Inquest

Date of death

09/06/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

31/05/2022 - 13:30

Inquest end

31/05/2022 - 16:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

01/06/2022

Kent MARTIN (Age 73)

Provisional

Date of death

06/12/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

01/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

01/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

06/06/2022

Nicholas John PENNICOTT (Age 61)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

19/08/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

06/06/2022 - 09:00

Inquest end

06/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Mason Murray BRUSH (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

27/09/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

06/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

06/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

07/06/2022

Philip Charles MCTURK (Age 69)

Documentary

Date of death

11/11/2021

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Marcella Barbara Mary WALTON (Age 16)

Full Inquest

Date of death

01/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Christopher ATKINS (Age 26)

Documentary

Date of death

02/12/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Helen Catherine HAND (Age 40)

Documentary

Date of death

01/03/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Brian Thomas BARTON (Age 72)

Documentary

Date of death

04/01/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Michael James PERRY (Age 28)

Documentary

Date of death

02/02/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Jason CALOW (Age 48)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

15/09/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Stuart Jason BATCHELOR (Age 39)

Documentary

Date of death

13/07/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

07/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest end

07/06/2022 - 16:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

08/06/2022

Marcella Barbara Mary WALTON (Age 16)

Full Inquest

Date of death

01/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

08/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

08/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

13/06/2022

Stephen WELLS (Age 59)

Full Inquest

Date of death

04/10/2021

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

13/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

14/06/2022

Andrew Joshua TARRANT (Age 32)

Documentary

Date of death

30/12/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

14/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

14/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Belinda Margaret BLAND (Age 81)

Documentary

Date of death

08/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

14/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

14/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Ian David WALKER (Age 62)

Documentary

Date of death

16/11/2021

Place of death

Rogate

Inquest start

14/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

14/06/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Rhys Matthew WOOD (Age 27)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

21/10/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

14/06/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

14/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

15/06/2022

Shirley Hawkesley HUNTON (Age 87)

Full Inquest

Date of death

31/05/2020

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

15/06/2022 - 09:00

Inquest end

15/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Pamela Ann BLYTHE (Age 81)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/11/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

15/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

15/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

16/06/2022

Paul David DODD (Age 73)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/05/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

16/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

16/06/2022 - 13:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

17/06/2022

Shirley Hawkesley HUNTON (Age 87)

Full Inquest

Date of death

31/05/2020

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

17/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

17/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

21/06/2022

Edward Ivan JARMAN (Age 14)

For Mention

Date of death

09/08/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Francesca MURA (Age 32)

For Mention

Date of death

02/01/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Ian WYATT (Age 58)

For Mention

Date of death

30/06/2021

Place of death

Goodwood

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Janice Maureen MCCLELLAND (Age 72)

For Mention

Date of death

09/09/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Joel Jordan ETTORRE (Age 20)

For Mention

Date of death

24/12/2016

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Johannes David VAN STADEN (Age 42)

For Mention

Date of death

04/07/2021

Place of death

Tooting

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Kathleen Grace FANCOURT (Age 89)

For Mention

Date of death

16/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Patrick Calum O'SULLIVAN (Age 24)

For Mention

Date of death

29/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Samuel Gary PINK (Age 36)

For Mention

Date of death

02/10/2021

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Stephen Richard KENDALL (Age 65)

For Mention

Date of death

30/06/2021

Place of death

Goodwood

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Susan Ann LOGAN (Age 62)

For Mention

Date of death

24/10/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

John Adrian TAYLOR STOAKES (Age 86)

Provisional

Date of death

07/12/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Elizabeth Ann COOPER (Age 53)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

31/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

David George BRYANT (Age 75)

Documentary

Date of death

03/04/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Sally Rosemary VAN BECK (Age 75)

Documentary

Date of death

13/02/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Patricia JONES (Age 89)

Documentary

Date of death

19/01/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Denise Anne EDWARDS (Age 65)

Provisional

Date of death

08/10/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Maureen Helen GATES (Age 92)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

25/01/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

21/06/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

21/06/2022 - 15:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

22/06/2022

Louie Doutre POWELL (Age 19)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

21/11/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

22/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

22/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Ellame FORD-DUNN (Age 16)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

20/03/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

22/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

22/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Michael Stephen HOLLAND (Age 45)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

02/12/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

22/06/2022 - 13:30

Inquest end

22/06/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Connor Brook DENNY (Age 25)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

28/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

22/06/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

22/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

27/06/2022

Robyn Lily SKILTON (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

27/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

27/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

28/06/2022

Jean Mary CUTLER (Age 90)

For Mention

Date of death

10/10/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Ryan Anthony BOWYER (Age 27)

For Mention

Date of death

07/07/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Robyn Lily SKILTON (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/05/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Simon David SMITH (Age 63)

Provisional

Date of death

28/11/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Linda Rosemary DARKENS (Age 67)

Documentary

Date of death

31/12/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Patrick John TUPPEN (Age 86)

Documentary

Date of death

23/02/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Henry Julius Theo LAVELLE (Age 45)

Documentary

Date of death

24/02/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Sheila HOBBS (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

21/03/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Admin TEAM

Giles Jake MUDDIMAN (Age 49)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

06/10/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Mary-Jane Elena THOMPSON (Age 17)

Provisional

Date of death

27/01/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

28/06/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

28/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

29/06/2022

Mary BEAL (Age 99)

Full Inquest

Date of death

13/11/2021

Place of death

Steyning

Inquest start

29/06/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

29/06/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jack Bentley ROCHE (Age 30)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

14/08/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

29/06/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

29/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jean Pamela EVANS (Age 76)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

07/03/2020

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

29/06/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

29/06/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

04/07/2022

Michael MATTHEWS (Age 79)

Full Inquest

Date of death

28/06/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

04/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Oliver Spencer BALLARD (Age 17)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/09/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

04/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

04/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

05/07/2022

Barbara Jean CHITTENDEN (Age 86)

For Mention

Date of death

27/08/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

William Henry HAYWARD (Age 91)

Documentary

Date of death

10/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Oliver Spencer BALLARD (Age 17)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/09/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Dianne Ruth SMITH (Age 78)

Provisional

Date of death

07/02/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Ronald Herbert IRVINE (Age 92)

Documentary

Date of death

07/03/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Isabella Mary McDougan HANNAY (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

12/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Matthew John ALEXANDER (Age 31)

Documentary

Date of death

08/02/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Donald James HALL (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

27/03/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Diane Claire BARNES (Age 49)

Provisional

Date of death

28/11/2021

Place of death

Henfield

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Patrick Michael HORSTEAD (Age 80)

Documentary

Date of death

10/02/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 15:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Joan BRACHER (Age 94)

Documentary

Date of death

17/04/2022

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 15:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Leonardus Nicolaas KOYMANS (Age 38)

Documentary

Date of death

15/10/2021

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

05/07/2022 - 15:30

Inquest end

05/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

06/07/2022

Jason REYNOLDS (Age 49)

Full Inquest

Date of death

14/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

06/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

06/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

07/07/2022

Jason REYNOLDS (Age 49)

Full Inquest

Date of death

14/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

07/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

07/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

11/07/2022

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

11/07/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

11/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Nimroy Samuel HENDRICKS (Age 24)

Pre Inquest Review - Remote Hearing

Date of death

27/10/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

11/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

11/07/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Peter Philip KNIGHTLEY (Age 75)

Provisional

Date of death

24/11/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

11/07/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

11/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

12/07/2022

Thomas Patrick Seamus KELLY (Age 22)

For Mention

Date of death

03/11/2017

Place of death

Harefield

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

George Harry TREADWELL (Age 93)

Documentary

Date of death

02/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Jessie Parker HUTCHISON (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

31/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Ava Jay NEEDHAM (Age 4)

Full Inquest

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Kelly Ann FITZGIBBONS (Age 40)

Full Inquest

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Lexi NEEDHAM (Age 2)

Full Inquest

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Robert James NEEDHAM (Age 42)

Full Inquest

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Robert Alec VAUX (Age 90)

Documentary

Date of death

05/04/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Henri ALSTON (Age 27)

Documentary

Date of death

05/03/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Colin HAMILTON (Age 46)

Documentary

Date of death

01/02/2022

Place of death

Pulborough

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Kerry Ann Ferguson PERSAUD (Age 51)

Documentary

Date of death

08/03/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Constance Esther WATTS (Age 99)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

01/12/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

12/07/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

12/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

20/07/2022

David John Palphreyman ADAMS (Age 81)

For Mention

Date of death

20/12/2021

Place of death

Cosham

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Molly Patricia COWDREY (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

12/04/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

John Francis Gunn REID (Age 86)

Provisional

Date of death

02/01/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Kimberley Ann CLAYDON (Age 62)

Documentary

Date of death

12/03/2022

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Christopher WHEAL (Age 36)

Documentary

Date of death

15/03/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Gary SHADBOLT (Age 69)

Documentary

Date of death

22/03/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Allan Francis COLQUHOUN (Age 75)

Documentary

Date of death

28/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jerome Pascal Bowling CARTWRIGHT (Age 40)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

02/11/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

20/07/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

20/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

21/07/2022

Maurice Rex ABRAHAMS (Age 76)

Pre Inquest Review - Remote Hearing

Date of death

22/08/2015

Place of death

Shoreham by Sea

Inquest start

21/07/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

21/07/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

TBC - TBC

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

6 Reporting treasure

All finds of treasure must be reported to the coroner within 14 days of it being found or having been identified as treasure.

More information on what is defined as treasure and how it is dealt with can be found on GOV.UK.

7 Media enquiries and further information

Contact details for the West Sussex County Council press office.

You can find more information on the GOV.UK website about coroner services and coroner investigations.

8 Coroner's Service complaints

All complaints about the administration of the West Sussex Coroner Service, or the conduct of an individual coroner or officer should be raised in the first instance with the senior coroner.

All complaints will be acknowledged on the day received. Should the matter require a detailed investigation we aim to respond within 10 working days, but we will get in touch should this not be possible.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, see the The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales - how to complain.

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14 February 2022
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