Deaths reported to a coroner
The role of the Coroner is to investigate and record the causes and circumstances of all sudden deaths where the cause is:
- Not known or
- Violent or
- Unnatural or
- Occurred when the deceased was in custody
The Coroner is an independent judicial officer.
Herefordshire Coroner's Service
The Herefordshire Coroner is HG Mark Bricknell.
The Assistant Coroner is Roland JT Wooderson.
They are supported by:
Alison Ball - Coroner's Clerk
Administrative support is available on email email@example.com or telephone 01432 261813 and is available to the public during the following hours:
- Monday 8.30am - 12.30pm
- Tuesday 8.30am -1 2.30pm
- Wednesday 8.30am - 12.30pm
- Thursday 8.30am - 12.30pm
- Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Maggie Oliver - Coroner's Officer
Telephone 01432 347178, email firstname.lastname@example.org hours 8.30am - 3.30pm.
Nigel Phillips - Coroner's Officer
Telephone 01432 347351, email email@example.com hours 8.30am - 3.30pm.
The postal address is Coroner's Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ
Outside of these hours any sudden violent and unexpected deaths or any emergency to do with the Coroner's service may be reported through any police officer.
About the Coroner
The Herefordshire Coroner sits at the Town Hall, Hereford.
He considers deaths in Herefordshire that are reported to him. Of the 2,000 or so deaths in the county each year approximately half are referred to the Coroner for consideration, some will necessitate a post mortem.
Of the cases referred, the Coroner will typically open an inquest in 100+ cases each year.
The Coroner endeavours to establish how the deceased died. Often this will be useful in understanding whether safe procedures or practices have been followed or can be improved.
The Coroner meets regularly with representatives from business, the police and hospitals to discuss ways in which deaths can be prevented or their number reduced, frequently using the knowledge gained from the Inquest process. This leads to the adoption of new practices both within organisations and in our daily lives.
The Coroner, therefore, while endeavouring to provide a compassionate service for the bereaved very much exists for the benefit of the living.
For more information on the role of a coroner and what to expect during a coroner's investigation, see the Ministry of Justice Guide to Coroner Services (pdf).
Deaths referred to the Coroner, inquest hearings and conclusions
Details of deaths referred to the Coroner, inquest hearings and conclusions are listed below.
Inquests may be listed at short notice and may not always appear on this page. If you are expecting an inquest to be listed and it does not appear please telephone or email the Coroner's office using the contact details above.
Opening of inquests and investigations in the current and previous month
|Date||Venue||Name of deceased||Age at death||Hearing type|
|6 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Steven Paul Hein||24 years||Investigation|
|9 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||George Edward Griffiths||80 years||Inquest|
|9 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Helen Green||52 years||Investigation|
|16 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Jennifer Ann Kitson||82 years||Inquest|
|16 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Patricia Christine Mather||76 years||Inquest|
|27 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Ann Margaret Davies||76 years||Investigation|
|27 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Ewa Jadwiga Kmietowicz||58 years||Inquest|
|27 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Rita Lilian Johnson||85 years||Investigation|
|30 May 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Linda Ann Philpot||74 years||Inquest|
|10 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Bryan William Leaker||74 years||Inquest|
|10 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Martin Charles Trafford||79 years||Investigation|
|16 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Peter Mark Scott||92 years||Inquest|
|16 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Peter Robert Andrews||83 years||Inquest|
|16 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Megan Ann Foster||86 years||Inquest|
|16 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Connor Robert Baker||26 years||Inquest|
|16 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Geoffrey John Harrison||89 years||Inquest|
|22 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Stephen David Davies||46 years||Investigation|
|22 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Dennis Winston Roberts||78 years||Inquest|
|24 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Christopher Cooper||69 years||Investigation|
|24 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Michael Scott Hodkinson||47 years||Inquest|
|24 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Alan John Turville||91 years||Investigation|
|30 June 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Roger Lee Guy||77 years||Inquest|
|4 July 2022||Town Hall, Hereford||Archie Dean Smalley||18 years||Inquest|
Inquest and pre-inquest review hearings
|Date||Time||Venue||Name of deceased||Age at death||Place of death|
|4 July 2022||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Adam Wilson||47 years||Thailand|
|6 and 7 July 2022||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Thomas David Manns||65 years||Herefordshire|
|20 July 2022||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Alison June Dallow||66 years||Hereford|
|25 July 2022||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Deborah Ann Miles Borrett||60 years||Bromyard|
Recent deaths referred to the Coroner
|Date referred||Name||Date of death|
|31 May 2022||Brian William John Bengry||31 May 2022|
|31 May 2022||Alfie Sylvester Lock||31 May 2022|
|1 June 2022||Susan Elizabeth Johnson||21 May 2022|
|1 June 2022||David Cadwallader||31 May 2022|
|1 June 2022||Reginald David Payne||26 May 2022|
|6 June 2022||Brian Willder||5 June 2022|
|6 June 2022||Reginald James Powis||6 June 2022|
|6 June 2022||Hilda Mary Williams||3 June 2022|
|7 June 2022||Edward Lock||6 June 2022|
|8 June 2022||Isobel Crockett||7 June 2022|
|8 June 2022||Jonathon Sklan||8 June 2022|
|8 June 2022||Christopher John Hurcomb||8 June 2022|
|9 June 2022||Lucinda Aldrich-Blake||4 June 2022|
|9 June 2022||Haydn Godfrey Atkins||5 June 2022|
|9 June 2022||Margaret Duncan||9 June 2022|
|9 June 2022||John Barnett||3 June 2022|
|10 June 2022||Charles Richard Vaterlaws||9 June 2022|
|13 June 2022||Wilfred Bevan||12 June 2022|
|13 June 2022||Carol Luff||8 June 2022|
|14 June 2022||Dorothy Perry||9 June 2022|
|14 June 2022||Carol Murtha||12 June 2022|
|14 June 2022||Pamela Perks||11 June 2022|
|15 June 2022||William Banks||14 June 2022|
|15 June 2022||Stephen Andrew Garvie||13 June 2022|
|16 June 2022||Warren Thomas Probert||8 June 2022|
|20 June 2022||Muriel Bellamy||18 June 2022|
|21 June 2022||Susan Anne Edwards||19 June 2022|
|21 June 2022||George Haynes||14 June 2022|
|23 June 2022||Robert Roe||20 June 2022|
|23 June 2022||Margaret Bentley-Leek||17 June 2022|
|23 June 2022||Martha Irene Maund||22 June 2022|
|24 June 2022||Colin Moore||23 June 2022|
|24 June 2022||Anthony Roden||18 June 2022|
|27 June 2022||Marie Williams||27 June 2022|
|28 June 2022||Denis John Holden||26 June 2022|
|28 June 2022||Catherine Fothergill||20 June 2022|
|28 June 2022||Mark Glyn Powis||25 June 2022|
|29 June 2022||Geoffrey Myers||24 June 2022|
Inquest conclusions in the current and previous month
|Name of deceased||Date of conclusion||Conclusion|
|Doris Gwendoline Rogers||6 May 2022||Accidental death|
|John William Smith||9 May 2022||Drug related|
|Colin Hugh Reeves||9 May 2022||Accidental death|
|Alison Margaret Morris||25 May 2022||Road traffic collision|
|Paul Haydn Morris||25 May 2022||Road traffic collision|
|Grzegorz Piotr Siwiaszczyk||30 May 2022||Alcohol related|
|Keith Roberts Price||30 May 2022||Accidental death|
|Christian David Bagley||13 June 2022||Unlawful killing|
|Peter Mark Scott||16 June 2022||Natural causes|
|Megan Ann Foster||16 June 2022||Natural causes|
|Geoffrey John Harrison||16 June 2022||Natural causes|
|Leslie Thomas John Morris||16 June 2022||Accidental death|
|Lorraine Quinn||22 June 2022||Suicide|
|Janet Ann Edwards||27 June 2022||Suicide|
|Roger Lee Guy||30 June 2022||Natural causes|
The Coroner is also responsible for inquests in connection with Treasure. Set out below are those Treasure inquests currently being considered.
|Description of find||Hearing date||Time|