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, telephone 01432 261813, email email@example.com, hours 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Maggie Oliver - Coroner's Officer, telephone 01432 347178, email firstname.lastname@example.org, hours 8.30am to 12..30pm.
Nigel Phillips - Coroner's Officer, telephone 01432 347351, email email@example.com, hours 8.30am to 12.30pm.
The postal address is Coroner's Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ.
Outside of the hours set out above any sudden violent and unexpected deaths or any emergency to do with the Coroner’s service may be reported through any police officer.
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 over 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.
If you would like more information on the role of a coroner and what to expect during a coroner's investigation, you can download the Ministry of Justice Guide to Coroner Services (pdf).
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|
|7 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Abigail Lynne Frankland||23 years||Inquest|
|7 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Brian Jeffrey Bound||39 years||Inquest|
|7 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Peter Frederick Powell||95 years||Inquest|
|12 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Peter Kevin Lamb||42 years||Inquest|
|12 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Michael Stanley Brown||76 years||Inquest|
|14 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Marnie Rodda||33 years||Investigation|
|17 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Angela Mary Awbery White||85 years||Inquest|
|19 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Irene Margery Thomas||80 years||Inquest|
|19 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Thomas McGhee||75 years||Inquest|
|21 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Sylvia Margaret Richards||82 years||Inquest|
|21 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Michaela Jane Young||51 years||Investigation|
|21 August 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||John Joseph Coates||87 years||Inquest|
|4 September 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Simon John Conybeare||53 years||Inquest|
|9 September 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Steven Peter Mason||62 years||Inquest|
|11 September 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Karen Lisa Robb||48 years||Inquest|
|21 September 2020||Town Hall, Hereford||Paul Simpson||66 years||Inquest|
Inquest and pre-inquest review hearings
|Date||Time||Venue||Name of deceased||Age at death||Place of death|
|23 September 2020||10am||Town Hall. Hereford||Ross Wayne Robbins||60 years||Hereford|
|28 September 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Gordon William Burgess||79 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|30 September 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Koby Leonard Murray-Pegrum||2 months||County Hospital, Hereford|
|5 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Nicholas Andrew Loveridge||51 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|5 October 2020||11am||Town Hall, Hereford||Alan Richard Davies||68 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|7 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Marianne Hayward-Pinney||33 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|12 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Michele Sephton||54 years||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham|
|14 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Ann Stella Green-Price||90 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|14 October 2020||11.30am||Town Hall, Hereford||Jonathan Daniel Trevor Ward||34 years||Scotland|
|14 October 2020||12.15pm||Town Hall, Hereford||Matthew Fraser||46 years||Worcestershire|
|19 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Susanna Annette Howe||55 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
|19 October 2020||11am||Town Hall, Hereford||Richard John Jakeman||65 years||Ledbury|
|26 October 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Christopher Graham West||44 years||Bromyard|
|2 November 2020||10am||Town Hall, Hereford||Ann Mary Jones||68 years||County Hospital, Hereford|
Recent deaths referred to the Coroner
|Date referred||Name||Date of death|
|1 September 2020||Alan Atherfold||1 September 2020|
|1 September 2020||Laurence James Town||1 September 2020|
|2 September 2020||David Michael Jackson||30 August 2020|
|2 September 2020||Gordon Ravenscroft||28 August 2020|
|3 September 2020||Ronald Hooper||31 August 2020|
|3 September 2020||Donald Alec Phillips||1 September 2020|
|3 September 2020||Garry Redshaw||28 August 2020|
|3 September 2020||Allan Watkins||2 September 2020|
|3 September 2020||John Jones||3 September 2020|
|3 September 2020||Helen Frances Savidge||3 September 2020|
|4 September 2020||Sylvia Preece||3 September 2020|
|4 September 2020||Janet Pugh||3 September 2020|
|4 September 2020||Glenys Brett||4 September 2020|
|4 September 2020||Kevin Leslie Williams||4 September 2020|
|6 September 2020||Margaret Boyd||6 September 2020|
|7 September 2020||Paul Parkin||4 September 2020|
|7 September 2020||John Riley||4 September 2020|
|7 September 2020||George William Angus Roxby Alderson||7 September 2020|
|7 September 2020||John Alan Wainwright||5 September 2020|
|7 September 2020||David Haughton||5 September 2020|
|8 September 2020||Rosemary Jones||5 September 2020|
|8 September 2020||Brian Clements||4 September 2020|
|8 September 2020||Norman Dewberry||8 September 2020|
|10 September 2020||Frank Cumbes||6 September 2020|
|10 September 2020||David Malpas||10 September 2020|
|10 September 2020||John Jordan||10 September 2020|
|11 September 2020||Audrey Aitken||9 September 2020|
|11 September 2020||Stewart Duncan Berrow||10 September 2020|
|14 September 2020||Paul Jones||12 September 2020|
|15 September 2020||Daisy Fuller||15 September 2020|
|15 September 2020||David Williams||13 September 2020|
|15 September 2020||Shaun Jones||9 September 2020|
|15 September 2020||David Duggan||14 September 2020|
|15 September 2020||Joseph Harvey||9 September 2020|
|16 September 2020||Mary Evans||11 September 2020|
|17 September 2020||Leonard Weeks||17 September 2020|
|17 September 2020||Glenys Price Knight||15 September 2020|
Inquest conclusions in the current and previous month
|Name of deceased||Date of conclusion||Conclusion|
|Peter Frederick Powell||7 August 2020||Natural Causes|
|Daryl Steven Sean Jenkins||12 August 2020||Suicide|
|Virgil Belei||17 August 2020||Suicide|
|Barbara Janet Nicholas||17 August 2020||Accidental death|
|Thomas Russell McGowan||17 August 2020||Alcohol Related|
|Angela Mary Awbery White||17 August 2020||Natural Causes|
|Timothy James Webb||19 August 2020||Suicide|
|Keith Charles Jones||19 August 2020||Suicide|
|Robin Mark Farquhar-Oliver||26 August 2020||Narrative|
|Robert John Green||2 September 2020||Industrial disease|
|Carlina Margaret Leake||9 September 2020||Suicide|
|Stuart Martin Fletcher||9 September 2020||Road traffic collision|
|Scarlet Lilian Norman-Henly||14 September 2020||Narrative|
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|