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:

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

Office hours are:

  • Monday 8.30am-2pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am-2pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am-2pm
  • Thursday 9am-12.30pm
  • Friday 9am-2pm

Outside of these hours sudden violent and unexpected deaths should be reported through any police officer.

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).