Shropshire Council

Inquests

On this page you'll find the details of upcoming inquests in Shropshire. There may be occasions when it's in the interested person's interest – and the bereaved in particular - to hold the inquest quickly. This site therefore should be checked regularly in case an inquest has been listed at short notice.

Pre-inquest reviews

Pre-inquest reviews are public but there's likely to be a restriction on what can be reported to prevent any prejudice to the subsequent inquest. In appropriate cases the pre-inquest review may proceed to the inquest itself. If the pre-inquest review is by telephone you should arrive ten minutes earlier in case of internal relocation of the review.

21 August 2019

Name: Olivette HARDY

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 9 August 2019

Age at death: 83

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 21 August 2019 at 9:45am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

Name: Karen Ann CORFIELD

From: Bishops Castle

Date of death: 8 May 2019

Age at death: 56

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 21 August 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Carla Natasha FRANCIS

From: Welshpool

Date of death: 8 February 2019

Age at death: 39

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 21 August 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Treasure item: Post-medieval silver coin hoard (4)

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Date of inquest: 21 August 2019 at 11am

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

TREASURE - Prees, Shropshire

Name: Barbara Hilda COLE

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 3 May 2019

Age at death: 93

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 21 August 2019 at 11:30am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

22 August 2019

Name: Michael John ALEXANDER

From: Telford

Date of death: 30 May 2019

Age at death: 77

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Telford

Date of inquest: 22 August 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Telford & Wrekin Registrar office, Wellington

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

29 August 2019

Name: William Joseph HIGGINSON

From: Malvern

Date of death: 26 April 2019

Age at death: 65

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Ian Keith HOBBS

From: Telford

Date of death: 15 May 2019

Age at death: 55

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 at 9:30am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Kelvin Robert STEVENTON

From: Newport

Date of death: 18 May 2019

Age at death: 62

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Nathan John WATSON

From: Stoke-on-Trent

Date of death: 12 May 2019

Age at death: 27

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Steven BAIRD

From: Madeley, Telford

Date of death: 5 April 2019

Age at death: 38

Location of death: Madeley, Telford

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 at 10:30am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Peter WILLIAMS

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 8 June 2019

Age at death: 66

Location of death: University Hospital Birmingham

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 at 11am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Archie David SPRIGGS

From: Rushbury, Church Stretton

Date of death: 21 September 2017

Age at death: 7

Location of death: Rushbury, Church Stretton

Date of inquest: 29 August 2019 at 12pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Pre-Inquest review

4 September 2019

Name: Bryan Charles DAVIES

From: Gobowen, Oswestry

Date of death: 30 May 2019

Age at death: 76

Location of death: Roayl Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 4 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Margaret Rose CHEETHAM

From: St Leonards-on-Sea

Date of death: 23 June 2019

Age at death: 0

Location of death: Treflach, Shropshire

Date of inquest: 4 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INUQEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Treasure item: Roman coin and hacksilver hoard (259)

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Date of inquest: 4 September 2019 at 10am

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Found in the Wem area

5 September 2019

Name: Steven Roy WESTBROOK

From: Telford

Date of death: 17 December 2018

Age at death: 47

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 5 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Telford & Wrekin Registrar office, Wellington

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

11 September 2019

Name: Henry Guy BROTHERTON

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 8 May 2019

Age at death: 23

Location of death: Preston Gubbals, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 11 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Junior Jeff MARTIN

From: Telford

Date of death: 19 May 2019

Age at death: 23

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 11 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Josephine Patricia HAMILL

From: Whitchurch

Date of death: 14 June 2019

Age at death: 86

Location of death: Royal Stoke Univeristy Hospital

Date of inquest: 11 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Laura ROBERTS

From: Ruthin

Date of death: 20 September 2018

Age at death: 86

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 11 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

16 September 2019

Name: Elsie ABBOTTS

From: Telford

Date of death: 19 May 2019

Age at death: 87

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital

Date of inquest: 16 September 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

17 September 2019

Name: Tammi Marie KENNY

From: Telford

Date of death: 24 March 2019

Age at death: 46

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 17 September 2019 at 9:30am

Inquest venue: Telford & Wrekin Registrar office, Wellington

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Liam Matthew HARRIS

From: Telford

Date of death: 18 June 2019

Age at death: 22

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 17 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Telford & Wrekin Registrar office, Wellington

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

19 September 2019

Name: John Patrick SQUIRES

From: Longnor, Shrewsbury

Date of death: 2 April 2019

Age at death: 80

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Doreen Ada KETTLE

From: Doreen Ada KETTLE

Date of death: 6 April 2019

Age at death: 89

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Robert Anthony HAYNES

From: Bewdley

Date of death: 7 June 2019

Age at death: 54

Location of death: Bewdley

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Marcin Zbigniew KUCHARSKI

From: Whitchurch

Date of death: 8 July 2019

Age at death: 36

Location of death: Whitchurch

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Garat Anthony HANNAN

From: Wrexham

Date of death: 20 March 2019

Age at death: 32

Location of death: A5 layby adjacent to Bridleway Caravan Park Gobowen

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Peter SUDLOW

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 8 April 2019

Age at death: 81

Location of death: Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 19 September 2019 at 12pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

PRE-INQUEST REVIEW

24 September 2019

Name: Claire Louise LEWIS

From: Albrighton

Date of death: 29 January 2018

Age at death: 44

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 24 September 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - this hearing is listed for 2 days

2 October 2019

Name: Daniel David BRETT-SUMMORS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 April 2019

Age at death: 34

Location of death: Cumbria

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Lee William DAVIES

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 18 June 2019

Age at death: 35

Location of death: Worcester Royal Hospital

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Michelle Louise FOREMAN

From: Rodington, Shrewsbury

Date of death: 22 June 2019

Age at death: 39

Location of death: Rodington, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Samantha Lucy WESTON

From: Much Wenlock

Date of death: 13 March 2019

Age at death: 38

Location of death: Whitchucrh

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Thomas Donald GLAZE

From: Ludlow

Date of death: 4 July 2019

Age at death: 20

Location of death: Ludlow

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Michael Francis JARNOT

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 3 October 2018

Age at death: 30

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Dalian Robert ATKINSON

From: Telford

Date of death: 15 August 2016

Age at death: 48

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 at 11am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

2nd October 2019 for further review

Name: Jamie BEBBINGTON

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 14 June 2019

Age at death: 24

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 October 2019 at 12:30pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

9 October 2019

Name: Richard Michael SMITH

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 29 June 2019

Age at death: 46

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 9 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Mary TWIGG

From: Telford

Date of death: 1 July 2019

Age at death: 86

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 9 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

16 October 2019

Name: Leon WRIGHT

From: Telford

Date of death: 29 July 2019

Age at death: 36

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 16 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - list of timing to be confirmed

17 October 2019

Name: Jason Marc FRANCIS

From: Perth, Weston Australia

Date of death: 22 December 2018

Age at death: 29

Location of death: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Australia

Date of inquest: 17 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - Time to be confirmed

Name: Alice Marie ROBINSON

From: Perth, Weston Australia

Date of death: 23 December 2018

Age at death: 26

Location of death: Mount Hawthorn, Weston Australia

Date of inquest: 17 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - Time to be confirmed

Name: Mavis Dorothy LUCAS

From: Newport

Date of death: 26 November 2018

Age at death: 75

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 17 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: John Beresford LUCAS

From: Newport

Date of death: 26 November 2018

Age at death: 86

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 17 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Paul Richard WHELAN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 18 July 2019

Age at death: 54

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 17 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

23 October 2019

Name: Ivor Alfred LOCKLEY

From: Bridgnorth

Date of death: 16 March 2019

Age at death: 90

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 23 October 2019 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

30 October 2019

Name: Ian PAYNE

From: Kenley, Shropshire

Date of death: 3 August 2018

Age at death: 49

Location of death: Hughley, Shropshire

Date of inquest: 30 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Ashley James ATKINS

From: Tipton

Date of death: 17 April 2019

Age at death: 33

Location of death: River Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 30 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Erin Molly Alice MELLOR-BROOKES

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 12 July 2019

Age at death: 18

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 30 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Craig Patrick FALLON

From: Telford

Date of death: 15 July 2019

Age at death: 36

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 30 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Lesley Denise JONES

From: Minsterley

Date of death: 16 July 2019

Age at death: 62

Location of death: Minsterley

Date of inquest: 30 October 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

6 November 2019

Name: Thomas John LEE

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 16 February 2019

Age at death: 17

Location of death: City General Hospital (UHNM) Stoke-on-Trent

Date of inquest: 6 November 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Telford & Wrekin Registrar office, Wellington

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - list of timing to be confirmed

Name: Andrew Philip Leslie PUGH

From: Wellington

Date of death: 5 May 2019

Age at death: 35

Location of death: Wellington

Date of inquest: 6 November 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Jake HOLTON

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 6 May 2019

Age at death: 30

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 6 November 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

4 December 2019

Name: Alan George SIMPSON

From: Whitchurch

Date of death: 1 May 2019

Age at death: 72

Location of death: Canada

Date of inquest: 4 December 2019 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed