Coroner's service

Details of where to go, who to contact, what action needs to be taken for inquests and how to report treasure finds.

1 When a coroner investigates

The 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:

  • Face coverings are mandatory (subject to valid exemptions) in public areas of the court.
  • Attendees will be required to provide their contact details for the NHS Track and Trace.
  • 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.
  • Times of hearing will be variable to allow for the sanitising of the courtroom after each case.
  • 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 138 results

26/10/2021

Elizabeth Ann COOPER (Age 53)

Opening

Date of death

31/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 10:10

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Audrey GOMERSALL (Age 90)

Opening

Date of death

14/10/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Honor GREEN (Age 50)

Opening

Date of death

19/10/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Kenneth William FINN (Age 84)

Opening

Date of death

11/10/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Trevor Reginald CONSTABLE (Age 73)

For Mention

Date of death

01/04/2012

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Robert Francis EASTABROOK (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

14/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Victor Edward CLARKE (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

20/05/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Natasha Kaur OSBORN (Age 30)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

24/03/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

26/10/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

26/10/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

27/10/2021

Marie Denise TOULSEE (Age 54)

Full Inquest

Date of death

11/07/2018

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

27/10/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

27/10/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

01/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

01/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

01/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

02/11/2021

Ernest William DIXON (Age 78)

Opening

Date of death

24/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

William Peter WILLETT (Age 38)

Opening

Date of death

20/10/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Brian Alfred SCRIVNER (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

14/07/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Waldemar Wlodzimierz PARTYKA (Age 49)

Documentary

Date of death

19/07/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Hannah WILLIAMS (Age 27)

Provisional

Date of death

29/08/2020

Place of death

Burgess Hill

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Pauline Jean HOBSON (Age 84)

Documentary

Date of death

29/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Maureen Elizabeth GOODMAN (Age 77)

Documentary

Date of death

25/07/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Alastair Robert WARREN (Age 39)

Documentary

Date of death

18/04/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Ashley James Henry POWNEY (Age 35)

Documentary

Date of death

15/07/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Richard Barrie GEORGE (Age 66)

Documentary

Date of death

05/08/2021

Place of death

Kotor

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Sam MUKWAYA (Age 57)

Documentary

Date of death

04/04/2021

Place of death

Arundel

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 13:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Paul William BRYANT (Age 46)

Provisional

Date of death

02/07/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 14:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Norman CHAPMAN (Age 88)

Documentary

Date of death

16/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

02/11/2021 - 14:30

Inquest end

02/11/2021 - 14:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

03/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

03/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

03/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

04/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

04/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

04/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

05/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

05/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

05/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

08/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

08/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

08/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Danny Harry TERRY (Age 25)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

11/02/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

08/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

08/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

09/11/2021

Ryan Anthony BOWYER (Age 27)

For Mention

Date of death

07/07/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Elizabeth Ann VIGOR (Age 55)

Documentary

Date of death

31/05/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Margaret Mary CHANDLER (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Johannes David VAN STADEN (Age 42)

Documentary

Date of death

04/07/2021

Place of death

Tooting

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Doreen Mary TUFFERY (Age 89)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

24/07/2021

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Jack Stephen TAYLOR (Age 26)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

19/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

09/11/2021 - 13:00

Inquest end

09/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

10/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

10/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

10/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

11/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

11/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

11/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

12/11/2021

Terence George CROUCH (Age 84)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

20/08/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

12/11/2021 - 09:30

Inquest end

12/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

12/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

12/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

15/11/2021

Katrina Anna WILLIAMS (Age 29)

Jury Inquest

Date of death

25/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

15/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

15/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

16/11/2021

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Michaela Manly WHEDBEE (Age 64)

Documentary

Date of death

12/08/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

Scott SAVAGE (Age 46)

Documentary

Date of death

02/03/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

Daudi Mumba SEMBUGA (Age 51)

Documentary

Date of death

04/04/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

Andre Walter VIOLI (Age 44)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

19/10/2020

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

John Stuart WRIGHT (Age 63)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

16/05/2021

Place of death

Bosham

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 15:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

Christopher George BEALE (Age 74)

Documentary

Date of death

07/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

16/11/2021 - 15:00

Inquest end

16/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HARROLD

17/11/2021

Eleanor Grace UDALL (Age 29)

Full Inquest

Date of death

25/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jason David HILL (Age 31)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jonathan Neil UDALL (Age 31)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Rebecca Susan DOBSON (Age 26)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Stuart Andrew HILL (Age 30)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

17/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

17/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

18/11/2021

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

18/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

18/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

19/11/2021

Eleanor Grace UDALL (Age 29)

Full Inquest

Date of death

25/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

19/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jason David HILL (Age 31)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

19/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Jonathan Neil UDALL (Age 31)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

19/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Rebecca Susan DOBSON (Age 26)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

19/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Stuart Andrew HILL (Age 30)

Full Inquest

Date of death

10/02/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

19/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

19/11/2021 - 17:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

23/11/2021

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Arthur Ronnie TROTT (Age 0)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

28/05/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

James IRVINE (Age 51)

Documentary

Date of death

04/06/2021

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Oliver Alden ROLFE (Age 21)

Documentary

Date of death

19/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Shelagh EAST (Age 59)

Documentary

Date of death

17/06/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Mia Mackenzie CRAEN (Age 18)

Documentary

Date of death

30/01/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Elizabeth Ann HART (Age 75)

Provisional

Date of death

11/08/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Simon Soteri KAKOURIS (Age 53)

Documentary

Date of death

07/07/2021

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Alexander John KELLY (Age 29)

Documentary

Date of death

09/06/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 12:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Deborah Joy HOLMES (Age 64)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

13/02/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

23/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

23/11/2021 - 15:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

24/11/2021

Kaja Weronika SPIEWAK (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

07/04/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

24/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

24/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

25/11/2021

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

25/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

25/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

29/11/2021

Jason REYNOLDS (Age 49)

Provisional

Date of death

14/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

29/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

29/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Fiona KING

30/11/2021

Isabella Hope TUTT (Age 0)

For Mention

Date of death

31/01/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Jason SHERGOLD (Age 48)

For Mention

Date of death

26/04/2019

Place of death

-

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Nimroy Samuel HENDRICKS (Age 24)

For Mention

Date of death

27/10/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

James Alexander WINSON (Age 30)

Documentary

Date of death

06/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Kenneth LARGE (Age 90)

Documentary

Date of death

11/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 10:45

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Mark Lyndon FRAYLING (Age 51)

Documentary

Date of death

01/07/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Christine SOWERBY (Age 80)

Documentary

Date of death

19/08/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Kevin BROATCH (Age 54)

Provisional

Date of death

22/08/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Pauline PINK (Age 77)

Documentary

Date of death

03/08/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 11:45

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Csilla URR (Age 49)

Provisional

Date of death

23/08/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

David George BARNARD (Age 59)

Provisional

Date of death

21/08/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 12:15

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Josephine Mary LAVENDER (Age 77)

Provisional

Date of death

21/08/2021

Place of death

Haslemere

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 12:30

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 12:45

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

David William SMITH (Age 62)

Documentary

Date of death

11/09/2021

Place of death

Bosham

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 12:45

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

Jon Joseph GREEN (Age 37)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

27/01/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

30/11/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

30/11/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Robert SIMPSON

01/12/2021

Philip John RICHARDSON (Age 59)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

05/06/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

01/12/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

01/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Frank Neil WARREN (Age 79)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

18/05/2021

Place of death

Tooting

Inquest start

01/12/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

01/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

02/12/2021

Jade Wayne Aluma HUTCHINGS (Age 18)

Full Inquest

Date of death

23/05/2020

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

02/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

02/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Martin George HALLETT (Age 58)

Full Inquest

Date of death

11/05/2021

Place of death

Shoreham by Sea

Inquest start

02/12/2021 - 13:30

Inquest end

02/12/2021 - 15:30

Inquest location

Coroner's Court - Crawley

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

03/12/2021

David Bryan MOORE (Age 61)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

14/06/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

03/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

03/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

David Bryan MOORE (Age 61)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

14/06/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

03/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

03/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

TBC - TBC

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Shirley Hawkesley HUNTON (Age 87)

Provisional

Date of death

31/05/2020

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

03/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest end

03/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

County Hall North (Parkside) - Horsham

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

06/12/2021

Ava Jay NEEDHAM (Age 4)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

06/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

06/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Kelly Ann FITZGIBBONS (Age 40)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

06/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

06/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Lexi NEEDHAM (Age 2)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

06/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

06/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Robert James NEEDHAM (Age 42)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

29/03/2020

Place of death

Emsworth

Inquest start

06/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

06/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

James MCKEOUGH (Age 48)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

03/02/2020

Place of death

Bury

Inquest start

06/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest end

06/12/2021 - 15:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

07/12/2021

Trevor Reginald CONSTABLE (Age 73)

For Mention

Date of death

01/04/2012

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Michael MATTHEWS (Age 79)

Provisional

Date of death

28/06/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 10:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

John Robert FLOYD (Age 82)

Documentary

Date of death

30/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 10:45

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Tamara UPWARD (Age 94)

Documentary

Date of death

28/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Wayne John ROBSON (Age 55)

Provisional

Date of death

22/03/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Russell George William PEARCE (Age 61)

Provisional

Date of death

28/08/2021

Place of death

-

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 11:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Antony MORNEMENT (Age 85)

Documentary

Date of death

09/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 11:45

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Thomas William KNOWLES (Age 91)

Documentary

Date of death

12/09/2021

Place of death

Haywards Heath

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 12:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

Cynthia KIRBY (Age 74)

Documentary

Date of death

29/08/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 12:15

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

William John YOUNG (Age 37)

Documentary

Date of death

11/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 12:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

James Arthur Albert HART (Age 67)

Documentary

Date of death

10/10/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

07/12/2021 - 12:45

Inquest end

07/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Lisa MILNER

08/12/2021

Robert William FISHER (Age 74)

Full Inquest

Date of death

19/03/2021

Place of death

Littlehampton

Inquest start

08/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

08/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

13/12/2021

Ronald Raymond PARSONS (Age 77)

Pre-inquest Review

Date of death

23/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

13/12/2021 - 09:30

Inquest end

13/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Isabella Wightman HODSON (Age 89)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

23/05/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

13/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

13/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

Barry Christopher WRIGHT (Age 79)

Full Inquest

Date of death

22/03/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

13/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

13/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Alicia KEEN

Patrova Kim DALE (Age 44)

Full Inquest

Date of death

28/01/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

13/12/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

13/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Penelope SCHOFIELD

14/12/2021

Edward Ivan JARMAN (Age 14)

For Mention

Date of death

09/08/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Ian WYATT (Age 58)

For Mention

Date of death

30/06/2021

Place of death

Goodwood

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Joel Jordan ETTORRE (Age 20)

For Mention

Date of death

24/12/2016

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Kathleen Grace FANCOURT (Age 89)

For Mention

Date of death

16/09/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Nicholas Edward Stanley BAILEY (Age 74)

For Mention

Date of death

25/06/2020

Place of death

-

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Philip Charles LOCK (Age 56)

For Mention

Date of death

24/01/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Robert READER (Age 75)

For Mention

Date of death

22/05/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Sian Elise COBBY (Age 24)

For Mention

Date of death

13/05/2021

Place of death

Crawley

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Stephen Richard KENDALL (Age 65)

For Mention

Date of death

30/06/2021

Place of death

Goodwood

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Thomas Patrick Seamus KELLY (Age 22)

For Mention

Date of death

03/11/2017

Place of death

Harefield

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Sarah CLARKE

Tak Wai LIU (Age 62)

Documentary

Date of death

18/04/2021

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 10:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

John Michael RICHARDSON (Age 78)

Provisional

Date of death

29/07/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 10:45

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Jon Derek FOX (Age 90)

Documentary

Date of death

12/09/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 11:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 11:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Kathleen Mary MEDWELL (Age 92)

Documentary

Date of death

27/07/2021

Place of death

Redhill

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 11:15

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 11:30

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Gordon Victor SMITH (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

25/08/2021

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 11:30

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 11:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Maureen Rosemary Phyllis MITCHENER (Age 81)

Documentary

Date of death

10/06/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 11:45

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Sarah GREENWELL (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

04/09/2021

Place of death

East Grinstead

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 12:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 12:15

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Alexandra Kay Vohtz PETERSEN (Age 28)

Documentary

Date of death

27/06/2021

Place of death

Horsham

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 12:15

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 12:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Jean Anne PETTET (Age 87)

Documentary

Date of death

12/02/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 12:30

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 12:45

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Sarla Navinchadra DOSHI (Age 83)

Provisional

Date of death

02/09/2021

Place of death

Brighton

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 12:45

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 13:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

Mark Seth O'NEILL (Age 17)

Documentary Plus

Date of death

22/05/2021

Place of death

Chichester

Inquest start

14/12/2021 - 14:00

Inquest end

14/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Karen HENDERSON

15/12/2021

Keith TESTER (Age 58)

Full Inquest

Date of death

14/01/2019

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

15/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

15/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

16/12/2021

Keith TESTER (Age 58)

Full Inquest

Date of death

14/01/2019

Place of death

Worthing

Inquest start

16/12/2021 - 10:00

Inquest end

16/12/2021 - 16:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Fiona KING

21/12/2021

Toby Francis Calder FINNETT (Age 15)

Documentary

Date of death

14/07/2018

Place of death

-

Inquest start

21/12/2021 - 10:30

Inquest end

21/12/2021 - 11:00

Inquest location

Edes House - Chichester

Coroner

Bridget DOLAN

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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26 July 2021
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