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

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 and Area 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 and the Area Coroner is Joanne Andrews.

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 and pre-inquest review hearings

From Tuesday 28 June 2022, new legal provisions contained in section 85A of the Courts Act 2003 and the Remote Observation and Recording (Courts and Tribunals) Regulations 2022 came into effect, making it lawful to permit the public or press to observe coroners’ inquests remotely by video link.

Any person wishing to observe inquest proceedings remotely will need to apply for permission by completing our online form.

Please note any request must be made 48 hours before the hearing is due to be heard.

Request to observe an inquest remotely (external link)

Search inquests

Inquests are searchable for the next 60 days. If you are concerned that an inquest does not appear, you are welcome to contact the Coroner's office.

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03/10/2022

Jacob Luke MOORE (Age 24)

Pre Inquest Review - Remote Hearing

Date of death

02/09/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 09:00

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Orlando DAVIS (Age 0)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

24/09/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Stuart Jason BATCHELOR (Age 39)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

13/07/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Pauline LONG (Age 96)

Shortform Inquest & Conclusion

Date of death

21/09/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 12:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Eileen Joyce VERRINDER (Age 92)

Shortform Inquest & Conclusion

Date of death

19/09/2022

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 12:45

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Allan Francis COLQUHOUN (Age 75)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

28/03/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

03/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

03/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

04/10/2022

Cliff Steven SHEPPARD (Age 61)

For Mention

Date of death

18/11/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Jacqueline Flore CHANDENIER (Age 56)

Opening

Date of death

18/07/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

James Charles PULLEN (Age 84)

Opening

Date of death

25/09/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

James Matthew JANSZ (Age 44)

Opening

Date of death

22/09/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Jessie Kathleen GANDER (Age 95)

Opening

Date of death

13/09/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

John Frederick MASON (Age 78)

Opening

Date of death

21/09/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Kevin GILES (Age 48)

Opening

Date of death

18/09/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Kevin Peter SAYERS (Age 49)

Opening

Date of death

14/08/2022

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Ryan Louis OUSLEM (Age 34)

Opening

Date of death

01/08/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

William John BARNBROOK (Age 67)

Opening

Date of death

21/09/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Steven CAPPLEMAN (Age 69)

Documentary

Date of death

22/05/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Egle RUPEIKIENE (Age 48)

Provisional

Date of death

21/05/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Jean Morna SEATON (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

12/08/2022

Place of death

Henfield

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Roland James DIPLOCK (Age 72)

Documentary

Date of death

27/04/2022

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Paul KINGSTON (Age 87)

Provisional

Date of death

10/06/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

John Francis Gunn REID (Age 86)

Documentary

Date of death

02/01/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Joan Valerie DOWLING (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

04/03/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 15:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Helen Catherine HAND (Age 40)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

01/03/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

04/10/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

04/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

05/10/2022

Harrison KEMP (Age 26)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

17/03/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

05/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

05/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

10/10/2022

Anna Elizabeth OLIVER (Age 39)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

01/11/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

10/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

10/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Karen Theresa CORNWELL (Age 57)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/09/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

10/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

10/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

11/10/2022

Kathleen Grace FANCOURT (Age 89)

For Mention

Date of death

16/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Robert Mark VAN BIENE (Age 65)

Opening

Date of death

23/08/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Teddy LIGHT-BENNETT (Age 0)

Opening

Date of death

16/05/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

David William BOND (Age 93)

Documentary

Date of death

20/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

John Vernon GOLDSMITH (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

04/05/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Meredith SaraJane Lasky HUDSON (Age 49)

Documentary

Date of death

14/05/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Paul Trevor JACKSON (Age 73)

Documentary

Date of death

10/05/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

John Francis SHORNEY (Age 65)

Documentary

Date of death

23/03/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Molly Patricia COWDREY (Age 85)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

12/04/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

11/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

11/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

12/10/2022

Rhys Matthew WOOD (Age 27)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

21/10/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

12/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

12/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Lloyd Fredrick ALLEN (Age 79)

Provisional

Date of death

18/04/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

12/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

12/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

14/10/2022

Alfred James Charles HYATT (Age 24)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

17/11/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

14/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

14/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Rachel Mary JONES (Age 32)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

06/05/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

14/10/2022 - 12:15

Inquest end

14/10/2022 - 13:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Ann Dorothy PEARCE (Age 61)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

01/04/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

14/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

14/10/2022 - 15:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

17/10/2022

Giles Jake MUDDIMAN (Age 49)

For Mention

Date of death

06/10/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Markus Seth O'NEILL (Age 17)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/05/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Samantha Elizabeth TURNER (Age 41)

Documentary

Date of death

12/06/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Ian Alan CRAFT (Age 54)

Provisional

Date of death

12/04/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

William James WHITE (Age 76)

Documentary

Date of death

09/04/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Malcolm EVANS (Age 62)

Documentary

Date of death

04/06/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Roy John FERGUSON (Age 84)

Provisional

Date of death

13/06/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Simon Alexander RENWICK-JOYCE (Age 42)

Documentary

Date of death

14/06/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 15:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Patricia JONES (Age 89)

Documentary

Date of death

19/01/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 15:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Susan Alice WELLS (Age 67)

Documentary

Date of death

30/06/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/10/2022 - 15:30

Inquest end

17/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

18/10/2022

Markus Seth O'NEILL (Age 17)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/05/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

18/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

18/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

19/10/2022

Emma Lisa COMPER (Age 53)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

07/06/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

19/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

19/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Fiona Elizabeth CLARK (Age 41)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

06/10/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

19/10/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

19/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

24/10/2022

Jacqueline Anne WILLIAMSON (Age 87)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

27/04/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

24/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

24/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

25/10/2022

John Percival FUNNELL (Age 88)

Provisional

Date of death

23/06/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Mary DALE (Age 91)

Documentary

Date of death

28/06/2022

Place of death

Lancing

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Sheila Anne SQUIRRELL (Age 95)

Documentary

Date of death

16/07/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Myrtle Iris HOPWOOD (Age 95)

Documentary

Date of death

27/07/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Alan Christopher MCLEISH (Age 55)

Documentary

Date of death

12/07/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Niazi MEHMET (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

15/05/2022

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

25/10/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

25/10/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

31/10/2022

Teegan Marie BARNARD (Age 17)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/10/2019

Place of death

Havant

Inquest start

31/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

31/10/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Mason Murray BRUSH (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

27/09/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

31/10/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

31/10/2022 - 16:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

01/11/2022

Mason Murray BRUSH (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

27/09/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

01/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

01/11/2022 - 16:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Sam MUKWAYA (Age 57)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

04/04/2021

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

01/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

01/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

02/11/2022

Richard Edwin SOANES (Age 59)

Documentary

Date of death

26/05/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Archie Jack JESTY (Age 18)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

01/05/2022

Place of death

Liss

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Ronald Stanley SMITHERS (Age 93)

Provisional

Date of death

18/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Sam MUKWAYA (Age 57)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

04/04/2021

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Stewart Nicholas DYSON (Age 41)

Documentary

Date of death

17/03/2022

Place of death

Pulborough

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Iris GLOVER (Age 88)

Provisional

Date of death

22/03/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Kerri-Lisa MCCAMMONT (Age 47)

Documentary

Date of death

03/12/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Robert William SCOTT (Age 69)

Provisional

Date of death

16/01/2022

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

Amanda Lesley SHERIDAN (Age 66)

Documentary

Date of death

30/06/2022

Place of death

Pulborough

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Christopher David MARSHALL (Age 34)

Documentary

Date of death

23/04/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 14:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Fiona KING

Samuel Gary PINK (Age 36)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

02/10/2021

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 14:30

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Joyce EDWARDS (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

27/07/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

02/11/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

02/11/2022 - 15:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

03/11/2022

Ruth Mathilda BAKER (Age 94)

Provisional

Date of death

31/03/2022

Place of death

Petworth

Inquest start

03/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

03/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

Jean Mary CUTLER (Age 90)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/10/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

03/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest end

03/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

04/11/2022

Jean Mary CUTLER (Age 90)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/10/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

04/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

04/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

07/11/2022

Jordon Richardson CURRIE (Age 27)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/09/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

07/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

07/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Mason Murray BRUSH (Age 14)

Full Inquest

Date of death

27/09/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

07/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

07/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

08/11/2022

Jack Bentley ROCHE (Age 30)

For Mention

Date of death

14/08/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Lewis Sean MCDOWELL (Age 24)

For Mention

Date of death

27/05/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Matthew James Owen CATHCART (Age 19)

For Mention

Date of death

28/08/2020

Place of death

Knysna

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Elizabeth May HODGKINS (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

04/04/2022

Place of death

Petworth

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Stephen Richard HORSLEY (Age 69)

Provisional

Date of death

25/04/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Alastair Robert WARREN (Age 39)

Full Inquest

Date of death

18/04/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Roland WEST (Age 79)

Provisional

Date of death

16/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Christopher ATKINS (Age 26)

Documentary

Date of death

02/12/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Steven MCLEARY (Age 49)

Documentary

Date of death

28/03/2022

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Darren James TRUSLER (Age 41)

Provisional

Date of death

09/06/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Alexander Mayne KNOTT (Age 29)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

28/05/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

08/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

08/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

09/11/2022

Jordon Richardson CURRIE (Age 27)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/09/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

09/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

09/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Alastair Robert WARREN (Age 39)

Full Inquest

Date of death

18/04/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

09/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

09/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

11/11/2022

Paul SINCLAIR (Age 71)

Documentary

Date of death

06/09/2022

Place of death

Haslemere

Inquest start

11/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

11/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jerome Pascal Bowling CARTWRIGHT (Age 40)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

02/11/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

11/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

11/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jamie John Harman DUNKIN (Age 42)

Documentary

Date of death

13/08/2022

Place of death

Petworth

Inquest start

11/11/2022 - 13:30

Inquest end

11/11/2022 - 14:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

James Charles PULLEN (Age 84)

Documentary

Date of death

25/09/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

11/11/2022 - 14:15

Inquest end

11/11/2022 - 14:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

14/11/2022

Laura Louise ALFORD (Age 43)

Full Inquest

Date of death

20/02/2022

Place of death

Shoreham-by-Sea

Inquest start

14/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Clive Eric BURCHETT (Age 55)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

12/03/2022

Place of death

Hickstead

Inquest start

14/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

14/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

15/11/2022

Malcolm DODD (Age 81)

Documentary

Date of death

07/09/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Elizabeth Ann COOPER (Age 53)

Full Inquest

Date of death

31/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Audrey Maud COX (Age 88)

Provisional

Date of death

22/06/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Christine Mary DOBSON (Age 78)

Documentary

Date of death

07/08/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Mary NEWNHAM (Age 94)

Documentary

Date of death

06/07/2022

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Peter Frederick JOHNSON (Age 77)

Documentary

Date of death

06/07/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

John Kenneth PARSONS (Age 79)

Documentary

Date of death

02/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Ellame FORD-DUNN (Age 16)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

20/03/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Susan Irene LAMB (Age 49)

Documentary

Date of death

12/06/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 15:00

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 15:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Maurice Stephen HEMSLEY (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

25/07/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

15/11/2022 - 15:30

Inquest end

15/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

16/11/2022

Elizabeth Ann COOPER (Age 53)

Full Inquest

Date of death

31/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

16/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

16/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Arthur Ronnie TROTT (Age 0)

Full Inquest

Date of death

28/05/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

16/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

16/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

17/11/2022

Arthur Ronnie TROTT (Age 0)

Full Inquest

Date of death

28/05/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

17/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

21/11/2022

Evelyn Daphne Rachael MILLS (Age 96)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

07/06/2022

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

21/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

21/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Nicholas John PENNICOTT (Age 61)

Full Inquest

Date of death

19/08/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

21/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

21/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Robert Mark VAN BIENE (Age 65)

Documentary

Date of death

23/08/2022

Place of death

Bognor Regis

Inquest start

21/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

21/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Robert Douglas George BAKER (Age 70)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

21/05/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

21/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

21/11/2022 - 15:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

22/11/2022

Lila Grace HAYWOOD (Age 8)

For Mention

Date of death

06/05/2022

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 09:30

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Stephen Lawrence JAMES (Age 71)

Provisional

Date of death

01/05/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Cynthia May PIERCY (Age 74)

Documentary

Date of death

12/08/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Nicholas John PENNICOTT (Age 61)

Full Inquest

Date of death

19/08/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Robert Stephen MOOSAI-MAHARAJ (Age 43)

Provisional

Date of death

18/05/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Colin Philip WELLS (Age 49)

Provisional

Date of death

02/06/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Terence Norman FROST (Age 92)

Documentary

Date of death

30/05/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Martin LEWIS (Age 79)

Provisional

Date of death

14/07/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Mary Jose SHORT (Age 95)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

28/12/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

22/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

22/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

23/11/2022

Nicholas John PENNICOTT (Age 61)

Full Inquest

Date of death

19/08/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

23/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

23/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

24/11/2022

Leonard Keith HOLLAND (Age 83)

Full Inquest

Date of death

15/06/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

24/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

24/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

28/11/2022

Lewis Simon CHILCOTT (Age 23)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

28/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

28/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

29/11/2022

Lewis Simon CHILCOTT (Age 23)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

29/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

29/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

30/11/2022

Barbara Joyce MONK (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

13/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Maurice Rex ABRAHAMS (Age 76)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/08/2015

Place of death

Shoreham by Sea

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Andrew Frederick GOULD (Age 60)

Provisional

Date of death

25/02/2022

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Lewis Simon CHILCOTT (Age 23)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

Julie Ann TILLEY (Age 53)

Documentary

Date of death

25/05/2022

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 11:00

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Phyllis BEARD (Age 93)

Documentary

Date of death

13/08/2022

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 11:30

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Andrew GARWOOD (Age 51)

Documentary

Date of death

14/08/2022

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 12:00

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Helen Elizabeth WICKSTED (Age 66)

Documentary

Date of death

30/07/2022

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 12:30

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

George Lewis JONES (Age 33)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

03/05/2022

Place of death

-

Inquest start

30/11/2022 - 14:00

Inquest end

30/11/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

01/12/2022

Lewis Simon CHILCOTT (Age 23)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

01/12/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

01/12/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

02/12/2022

Maurice Rex ABRAHAMS (Age 76)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/08/2015

Place of death

Shoreham by Sea

Inquest start

02/12/2022 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/12/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Lewis Simon CHILCOTT (Age 23)

Full Inquest

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

02/12/2022 - 10:30

Inquest end

02/12/2022 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Joanne ANDREWS

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 West Sussex Coroner Service, or the conduct of an individual coroner or officer should be raised with the senior coroner first.

We aim to acknowledge complaints on the day we receive them. Should the matter require a detailed investigation we try 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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12 September 2022
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