Deaths reported to a coroner

View deaths referred to the Coroner, inquest hearings and conclusions

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:

Coroner's Clerk

  • Administrative support is available on email coroners@herefordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01432 261813. 
    Administrative support is available to the public during the following hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm

Maggie Oliver - Coroner's Officer

Sarah Sentinella - Coroner's Officer

The postal address is Coroner's Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ

Outside the hours set out above, any sudden violent or unexpected deaths 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.

Some inquests proceed on the basis of evidence read by the Coroner. Interested parties may seek disclosure of the evidence prior to the inquest and/or request the Coroner give consideration to the person providing the evidence attending in person.

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
3 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Martin George Jones 80 years Inquest
8 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Richard Charles Cooper 92 years Inquest
8 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Reginald Thomas Cole 91 years Investigation
17 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Terence David Makepeace 81 years Inquest
24 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Andrew Matthews-Newman 40 years Investigation
26 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Linden James Morris 56 years Investigation
26 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Theresa Harvey 68 years Inquest
26 April 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Laura Debra Harvey 44 years Investigation
1 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Dean Keith Yeates 50 years Investigation
3 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Christine Hilary Barlow 84 years Inquest
3 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Paul Allan Shepphard 64 years Inquest
10 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Gertrude Ann Duncan 93 years Inquest
10 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford John Edward Rider 66 years Inquest
10 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Dorothy Patricia Holder 101 years Inquest
13 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Godfrey David Williams 92 years Inquest
13 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Eileen Anne Lloyd 78 years Investigation
15 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Robert Michael Garrett 84 years Investigation
15 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Roslyn Bridget Jones 75 years Investigation
15 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Michael Morgan 83 years Investigation
22 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford John Ivor Price 97 years Inquest
22 May 2024 Town Hall, Hereford Jake Frederick Campbell 26 years Inquest

Inquest and pre-inquest review hearings

All inquests will be held before a coroner sitting alone unless identified as before a jury.

Date Time Venue Name of deceased Age at death Place of death Coroner
5 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Margaret Kathleen Conway Robinson 86 years County Hospital, Hereford HG Mark Bricknell
12 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Nicola Jane Lacey 55 years Hereford HG Mark Bricknell
13 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Martin Wibberley 78 years County Hospital, Hereford HG Mark Bricknell
13 June 2024 10.30am Town Hall, Hereford Kenneth James Bruce 77 years Leominster HG Mark Bricknell
17 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Dominic Twaites 25 years Stockholm, Sweden HG Mark Bricknell
17 June 2024 11.30am Town Hall, Hereford Callam Aston 25 years County Hospital, Hereford HG Mark Bricknell
19 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Martyn Clive Maber 54 years Hereford HG Mark Bricknell
21 June 2024 11am Town Hall, Hereford Geoffrey Roy Edwards 79 years Bromyard HG Mark Bricknell
28 June 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Hadley Graham Tudor 73 years County Hospital, Hereford RJ Wooderson
10 July 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Michelle Elizabeth Brookes 34 years Ledbury HG Mark Bricknell
10 July 2024 12pm Town Hall, Hereford Rita Howells 90 years Bromyard Community Hospital HG Mark Bricknell
15 July 2024 12pm Town Hall, Hereford Brian Tipper 76 years Ross-on-Wye HG Mark Bricknell
17 July 2024 10am Town Hall, Hereford Shane John McGinlay 45 years Hereford HG Mark Bricknell

Recent deaths referred to the Coroner

Date referred Name Date of death
2 April 2024 Barrie Downing 28 March 2024
2 April 2024 Estyn Bufton 28 March 2024
2 April 2024 Lesley Thomas 29 March 2024
2 April 2024 George Edward Biddle 1 April 2024
2 April 2024 Wayne Newman 1 April 2024
2 April 2024 Michael Minton 2 April 2024
3 April 2024 Andrew Charles George Evans 3 April 2024
4 April 2024 Jean White 26 March 2024
4 April 2024 Elaine Cooper 1 April 2024
4 April 2024 Martin John Oliver 3 April 2024
5 April 2024 Christine Partridge 2 April 2024
5 April 2024 David Jones 2 April 2024
8 April 2024 Barbara Hartland 28 March 2024
8 April 2024 Ann Parker 5 April 2024
9 April 2024 Bryan Savage 2 April 2024
9 April 2024 Janet Davies 1 April 2024
10 April 2024 Alan Baldwin 8 April 2024
11 April 2024 Susan Pugh 5 April 2024
12 April 2024 George Austin 28 March 2024
12 April 2024 Jean Bennett 5 April 2024
12 April 2024 Roy Davies 30 March 2024
12 April 2024 Felicity Gibbons 10 April 2024
15 April 2024 Muriel Elizabeth Davies 6 April 2024
15 April 2024 Michelle Lusty 12 April 2024
16 April 2024 Pauline Jenkins 10 April 2024
16 April 2024 Peter Crome 12 April 2024
16 April 2024 Patricia Sarah Preece 16 April 2024
16 April 2024 Karen Scoble 16 April 2024
17 April 2024 Margaret Layton 11 April 2024
17 April 2024 Barbara Lloyd 11 April 2024
17 April 2024 Gillian Yvonne Manning 13 April 2024
17 April 2024 Margaret Gertrude Phyllis Gittings 13 April 2024
17 April 2024 Edward Clive Cale 15 April 2024
18 April 2024 Anthony Moore 16 April 2024
18 April 2024 Eileen Whent 18 April 2024
19 April 2024 Patricia Davies 12 April 2024
19 April 2024 Roger Leadbeater 13 April 2024
23 April 2024 Geoffrey Goodchild 17 April 2024
24 April 2024 Doris Jean Hammond 20 April 2024
24 April 2024 Norman Keith Jones 21 April 2024
24 April 2024 Jennifer Darcy 22 April 2024
25 April 2024 Richard Tubman 23 April 2024
25 April 2024 Cynthia Evans 24 April 2024
25 April 2024 Doreen Oldman 24 April 2024
25 April 2024 Helen Bernadette Miller 25 April 2024
26 April 2024 John Stone 24 April 2024
29 April 2024 Christopher Stephens 13 April 2024
29 April 2024 Doreen Hull 16 April 2024
29 April 2024 Patricia Sanders 20 April 2024
29 April 2024 Margaret Lawson 24 April 2024
29 April 2024 Eva Delgadina Bichsel 24 April 2024
29 April 2024 Marie Elizabeth Watkins 25 April 2024
29 April 2024 Steven Mark Henderson 29 April 2024
30 April 2024 Irenee Goulborn 23 April 2024
30 April 2024 Joan Terry 27 April 2024
30 April 2024 Michael Francis Evans 28 April 2024
30 April 2024 Susan Elizabeth Bryant 29 April 2024
1 May 2024 Norah Bullock 28 April 2024
1 May 2024 Peter John Tarver 28 April 2024
3 May 2024 Richard Griffiths 24 April 2024
3 May 2024 Gerald Howarth 1 May 2024
7 May 2024 Lorraine Thurlow 29 April 2024
7 May 2024 John Symons 30 April 2024
7 May 2024 Verena Jayne Davies 2 May 2024
7 May 2024 Ivor Charles Camden 5 May 2024
7 May 2024 Brian Holden 6 May 2024
8 May 2024 Lee Roy Hood 4 May 2024
9 May 2024 Doreen Oldman 24 April 2024
9 May 2024 David John Tilford 30 April 2024
9 May 2024 Miriam Ward 3 May 2024
9 May 2024 Phillip John Morris 8 May 2024
9 May 2024 Anthony Brailich 9 May 2024
9 May 2024 Patrick Mervyn Dobbs 9 May 2024
10 May 2024 David Beresford 2 May 2024
10 May 2024 Stella Woodvine 3 May 2024
10 May 2024 Derek Ivor Homer 6 May 2024
10 May 2024 Jason Donaldson 9 May 2024
13 May 2024 Beryl Smith 7 May 2024
13 May 2024 Nigel Cartell 9 May 2024
14 May 2024 Timothy Sevenoaks 14 May 2024
15 May 2024 Lornelle Jones 11 May 2024
15 May 2024 Susan Sutton 13 May 2024
15 May 2024 Brian Desmond Ellis 15 May 2024
16 May 2024 David Whitby 12 May 2024
16 May 2024 Graham Seaborn 15 May 2024
17 May 2024 Joyce Robins 27 April 2024
17 May 2024 Thelma Billingsley 12 May 2024
17 May 2024 Cuthbert Ronald Allen 16 May 2024
17 May 2024 Brian McConnell 17 May 2024
18 May 2024 James McCulloch 18 May 2024
20 May 2024 Graham Payne 13 May 2024
20 May 2024 Celia Frances Brown 17 May 2024
20 May 2024 Ronald Davies 21 May 2024

Inquest conclusions in the current and previous month

Name of deceased Date of conclusion Conclusion
Patricia Doris Dean 3 April 2024 Narrative
Maurice Frank Harding 3 April 2024 Narrative
Peter Ronald Davies 3 April 2024 Accidental death
Brian Bamber 8 April 2024 Drug related death
Billy Donald Evans 8 April 2024 Suicide
Brian Richard Edwards 10 April 2024 Accidental death
Wendy Laura Harding 10 April 2024 Road traffic collision
Terence David Makepeace 17 April 2024 Natural causes
Katherine Elizabeth Brace 19 April 2024 Narrative
Paul Jenkins 22 April 2024 Narrative
Glenys Deane 26 April 2024 Accidental death
Thomas Huffer Phillips 26 April 2024 Accidental death
Molly Louise Clark 26 April 2024 Drug related death
Carol Ann Helen Teague 1 May 2024 Narrative
Gillian Catley 8 May 2024 Narrative
Ian Phelps 8 May 2024 Narrative
Anthony William Browne 10 May 2024 Accidental death
Nicola Suzanne Pawsey 10 May 2024 Accidental death
Joyce Lovain Barnett 10 May 2024 Accidental death
Gertrude Ann Duncan 10 May 2024 Natural causes
Dorothy Patricia Holder 10 May 2024 Natural causes
John Edward Rider 10 May 2024 Natural causes
Edgar Jerenkevic 13 May 2024 Alcohol related
Olga Jean Griffiths 15 May 2024 Accidental death
Gail Louise Perks 15 May 2024 Drug related death -
Paracetamol
Alan Beasley 15 May 2024 Narrative
Jacqueline Beasley 15 May 2024 Narrative
Jamie Kietisak Ainsley 17 May 2024 Drug related death
Cecelia May Arlett 17 May 2024 Accidental death
Colin David Murch 17 May 2024 Accidental death
John Ivor Price 22 May 2024 Natural causes

Treasure inquests

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