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We have prepared some information all about Inquests for families and witnesses. These are the upcoming Inquests and Inquest Openings for Essex Coroner’s Service.

Please note:

  • Inquests, Inquest Openings and Pre-Inquest Reviews for Essex are usually held in open court in Chelmsford.
  • This list is published each working day by 5pm, giving Inquest Hearings two days in advance. Inquest Openings, Pre-Inquest Reviews and Documentary Inquests are listed for the following working day only.
  • We work hard to make sure these lists are accurate. Sometimes changes are unavoidable.
  • Inquests timings are not confirmed until the Inquest is officially opened. The media should not publish any details of the deceased until after the Inquest is opened.

The search covers Inquests from last month and any available future dates. Any requests for Inquests prior to last month should be directed to essex.coronersservice@essex.gov.uk

You can search for a specific inquest by using one or more of the search options below.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House ALEXANDER Margaret Documentary Inquest 12 April 2022 88 Years Basildon, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House SPOONER George Richard Noel Documentary Inquest 29 May 2022 91 Years Colchester, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House GASSON Claire Opening/ Documentary Inquest 26 June 2022 51 Years Basildon, Essex

Mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House LI Shing Kei Opening/ Documentary Inquest 21 July 2022 82 Years Basildon, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House SIMONS Adam Christopher John Opening/ Documentary Inquest 4 June 2022 37 Years Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House LIBBY Kevin John Opening/ Documentary Inquest 23 May 2022 53 Years Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Open

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House MARTINEZ ZHANG Yuli Adela Opening/ Documentary Inquest 8 April 2022 25 Years Rochford, Essex

Drugs related death

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
3 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House HUNTLEY Tammy Samantha Inquest hearing 2 October 2021 39 Years Basildon, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
1 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House BROWN Ryan Charlie Inquest hearing 6 September 2021 32 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
29 July 2022 09:30am Court room 1 Seax House CLARKE Emma Jayne Documentary Inquest 18 September 2021 50 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Natural Causes