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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Whilst physical attendance in the Courtroom for hearings is always open to all, including the public and members of the press, remote attendance via Microsoft Teams is only available to Witnesses, Interested Persons and Legal Representatives with the Coroner’s prior express approval. In line with guidance from the Chief Coroner such remote attendance is not available to members of the public or press. If you are attending an inquest, please observe social distancing measures. We are limiting the number of attendees in the court, waiting areas and meeting rooms to allow for this. Please wear a face covering when you enter and leave court, use the hand sanitiser and bring your own bottled water, tissues and stationary. Do not leave any rubbish or items in the building or pass paperwork or items to other people. You should enter and exit the courtroom in single file. If you would like to attend a hearing in person, given the current situation regarding COVID-19, please call this number for further information: 03330 135 000.

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
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House LUND James Opening 27 February 2022 38 Years Colchester, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House CUONG Tran Dang Opening 8 May 2022 31 Years Stock, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House WALKER Sheila Patricia Opening 10 July 2022 91 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House READING Anne Opening 10 July 2022 74 Years Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House DARLOW Jamie William Opening 11 July 2022 19 Years Colchester, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House KLINE Marley Michael Opening 28 March 2022 18 Years Cambridgeshire
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House PRYKE John Charles Opening 3 July 2022 95 Years Basildon, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House SMITH Verna Helen Opening 17 July 2022 89 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House JOHNSON June Happy Amelia Opening 8 July 2022 88 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
25 July 2022 09:00am Court room 2 Seax House HARD Miranda Barbara Josie Opening 13 July 2022 31 Years Braintree, Essex