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 3pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am to 3pm
  • Thursday 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am to 3pm

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
4 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Eric John Liveley 70 years Inquest
4 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford David John Rogers 76 years Inquest
11 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Julia Ann Burton 72 years Investigation
13 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Rosemary Joan Hope 88 years Inquest
13 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Rachel Mary Holmes 45 years Investigation
18 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Leslie Kenneth Haines 64 years Inquest
18 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Stamford Bridge Griffin 17 years Inquest
20 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Elizabeth Marjorie Ann Davies (Known as Marjorie) 89 years Inquest
23 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Michael John Raymond Denney 61 years Investigation
25 July 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Sapphire Angie Durham 2 years Investigation
1 August 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Mary Johnson 88 years Inquest
13 August 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Patricia Scott 75 years Investigation
17 August 2018 Town Hall, Hereford Donald Frederick Crawley 84 years Investigation

Inquest and pre-inquest review hearings

3 September 2018 11am Town Hall, Hereford Stephen Craig Simpson 56 years Kingsland
5 September 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Glenice Joan Betty Lister 96 years County Hospital, Hereford
5 September 2018 11.30am Town Hall, Hereford Gerald John Pritchard 82 years Hereford
10 September 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Ashley George 39 years Hereford
10 September 2018 11.15am Town Hall, Hereford Linda Ann Darling-Smith 64 years St Michael's Hospice, Bartestree
17 September 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford Angela Horton 76 years Hereford
17 September 2018 11.15am Town Hall, Hereford Geoffrey Robert Carrington 68 years St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree
19 September 2018 10am Town Hall, Hereford  Jason Dean Jackson 26 years Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Recent deaths referred to the coroner

Date of referral Name of deceased Date of death
2 August 2018 Patricia Winifred Bufton 1 August 2018
6 August 2018 Sylvia Evans 5 August 2018
6 August 2018 Muriel Watkins 4 August 2018
6 August 2018 Gillian Parker 4 August 2018
6 August 2018 Reginald Lewis 5 August 2018
6 August 2018 Shirley Alice Burgoyne 4 August 2018
6 August 2018 June Rosemary Evans 3 August 2018
7 August 2018 Kenneth Cooper 4 August 2018
8 August 2018 Betty Adams 7 August 2018
8 August 2018 Shirley Thomas 8 August 2018
8 August 2018 Percy Ruck 7 August 2018
8 August 2018 Judy Rosalind Mary Westcott 6 August 2018
9 August 2018 Bridget McGinley 9 August 2018
9 August 2018 Catherine Jeffrey 9 August 2018
9 August 2018 George Watts 7 August 2018
9 August 2018 Michael Robert Clueit 9 August 2018
10 August 2018 John Fearis 9 August 2018
12 August 2018 William Gareth Carr 12 August 2018
13 August 2018 Terence John Sullivan 2 August 2018
13 August 2018 Elizabeth Neville 12 August 2018
13 August 2018 Margaret Mackay 11 August 2018
13 August 2018 Jessie Jones 12 August 2018
14 August 2018 Mary Croker 14 August 2018
13 August 2018 Doreen Sackville 10 August 2018
13 August 2018 Muriel Smith 13 August 2018
15 August 2018 Ian White 14 August 2018
16 August 2018 Michael Halford 15 August 2018

Inquest conclusions in the current and previous month

Name of deceased Date of conclusion Conclusion
Harry Peter Ross 2 July 2018 Road traffic collision
Eugene Fisk 4 July 2018 Accidental death
Christine Chinn 4 July 2018 Suicide
Russell John Bullough 4 July 2018 Industrial disease
Lydia Eleanor Mary Cole 9 July 2018 Natural causes
Tracy Godsall 9 July 2018 Industrial disease
Karl George Frank Lucas 9 July 2018 Accidental death
Brenda Mary Elizabeth Smith 11 July 2018 Natural causes
Stephen Webb 31 July 2018 Accidental
Richard John Miley 1 August 2018 Accidental death
Peter Martin Troy 6 August 2018 Suicide
Stanley Brown 6 August 2018 Accidental death
Carol Ann Kneale 6 August 2018 Natural causes
Colin Albert Wilkinson 8 August 2018 Natural causes
William John Board 13 August 2018 Natural causes
Patricia Jean Pugh 13 August 2018 Natural causes
Derek John Barnes 13 August 2018 Suicide
Leonard Alfred Pinnock 13 August 2018 Industrial disease
Michael Moore 15 August 2018 Drug related