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 Administrative Support, telephone 01432 261813, email coroners@herefordshire.gov.uk

Administrative support hours are:

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

Maggie Oliver - Coroner's Officer, telephone 01432 347178, email margaret.oliver@westmercia.pnn.police.uk, hours 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Nigel Phillips - Coroner's Officer, telephone 01432 347351, email nigel.phillips@westmercia.pnn.police.uk, hours 8.30am to 3.30pm.

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 may 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).

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 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Stephen Craig Simpson 56 years Inquest
3 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Jade Marie Smith 18 years Inquest
4 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Geoffrey Robert Carrington 68 years Investigation
6 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Jennifer Margaret Ward 78 years Inquest
6 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Adam Lee Hodges 36 years Inquest
13 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Brenda Mary Elizabeth Smith 76 years Investigation
16 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Patricia Jean Pugh 75 years Inquest
20 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Stanley Brown 98 years Inquest
23 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Lydia Eleanor Mary Cole 18 years Inquest
25 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Michael Moore 43 years Inquest
30 April 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Timothy Edward Bassett 46 years Investigation
4 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Nicholas Gary Lewis 50 years Investigation
8 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Wilfred Richard Derek Price 82 years Inquest
10 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Ann Fletcher 78 years Investigation
14 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Karl George Frank Lucas 54 years Inquest
16 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Leonard Alfred Pinnock 91 years Inquest
16 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Russell John Bullough 66 years Inquest
18 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Derek John Barnes 78 years Inquest
18 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Susan Mary Thatcher 66 years Inquest
18 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Peter Martin Troy 58 years Inquest
23 May 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Corina Pirvulescu 43 years Inquest

Inquest and PIR inquest (review) hearings

Date Time Venue Name of deceased Age at death Place of death
23 May 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Brian Goodridge 82 years County Hospital, Hereford
23 May 2018 10.45am Town Hall,Hereford Justin Robert Paul Harris 43 years 1 Waterworks Lane, Leominster
23 May 2018 11.30am Town Hall, Hereford Nicolae-Cristian Gavrila 31 years A4110 Brinsop, Wigmore
6 and 7 June 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Brian John Cavanagh 68 years Stonebow Unit, Hereford
11 June 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Antony Trevor Freeman 60 years 13 Churchill Gardens, Ledbury
13 June 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Garrik Donald James 45 years 91 Springfield Avenue, Hereford
2 July 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Harry Peter Ross 17 years A49, Dinmore Hill

Recent deaths referred to the coroner

Date of referral Name of deceased Date of death
1 May 2018 Mavis Young 29 April 2018
1 May 2018 Betty Wall 30 April 2018
4 May 2018 Alfred Glossop 4 May 2018
5 May 2018 Roger John Webley 5 May 2018
8 May 2018 Yvonne Tuff 7 May 2018
8 May 2018 Colin Downing 4 May 2018
8 May 2018 Joan Hockin 5 May 2018
8 May 2018 Margaret Hannah Pritchard 5 May 2018
9 May 2018 June Weston 4 May 2018
11 May 2018 Elizabeth Cadman 11 May 2018
14 May 2018 Ronald Reynolds 11 May 2018
14 May 2018 Robert Cummins 13 May 2018
14 May 2018 Maureen Jones 12 May 2018
14 May 2018 Eira Charlton Purves 13 May 2018
15 May 2018 Margaret Wall 13 May 2018
15 May 2018 Constance Stinchcombe 12 May 2018
14 May 2018 Laurence Keith Ashley 13 May 2018
15 May 2018 Sylvia Prosser 14 May 2018
16 May 2018 Winifred Lane 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 Peggy Olive Twidle 15 May 2018
17 May 2018 John Bryan Davies 16 May 2018
18 May 2018 Philip Lawrence Pilson 18 May 2018
21 May 2018 Susan Squires 21 May 2018
22 May 2018 Richard Kearsey 19 May 2018

Inquest conclusions in the current and previous month

Name of deceased Date of conclusion Conclusion
Jayne Caroline Stanley 9 April 2018 Open
Stephen O'Connor 9 April 2018 Accidental death
Atanas Nikolaev Genov 11 April 2018 Road traffic collision
Ray Yu Wang 11 April 2018 Road traffic collision
Reya Wang 11 April 2018 Road traffic collision
Patrick Dara Mullin 16 April 2018 Suicide
Paul Tippins 18 April 2018 Drug related
David George Rowberry 18 April 2018 Narrative
Adam Adrian Kadziewicz 18 April 2018 Drug related
Idwal Martin Humphreys 23 April 2018 Narrative
Philip Leonard Hall 23 April 2018 Industrial disease
Joan Gertrude Woodhouse 25 April 2018 Accidental death
Conrad William Hogg 30 April 2018 Drug related
Lewis Madoc Humphreys 14 May 2018 Drug related
Anthony Albert Sebbage 14 May 2018 Suicide
Ronald Oswald Addis 14 May 2018 Narrative