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Attendance at Inquests: Inquests are public hearings and physical attendance at the Coroners Court is always open to all, including the public and members of the press. Remote attendance via Microsoft Teams is available to participants such as Witnesses, Interested Persons and Legal Representatives with the Coroner’s prior express approval. In line with guidance from the Chief Coroner remote attendance for non-participants such as members of the public or press is something that can be considered by the Coroner but does require a formal written request which should be made well in advance of the hearing and should be accompanied with written reasons as to why such remote (as opposed to physical attendance) is necessary, the Coroner will then consider whether to grant the request (having regard to the Interests of Justice, relevant regulations and guidance).

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
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall GOLDSMITH Malcolm Documentary Inquest 28 August 2022 79 Years Colchester, Essex

Industrial Disease – mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall WOODCOCK Brenda Anne Documentary Inquest 17 February 2022 82 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Natural Causes

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall ROBINSON Arthur Henry Opening/ Documentary Inquest 2 November 2022 87 Years Colchester, Essex

Natural causes with a contribution from an accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
15 November 2022 10:00am Court room 2 Seax House BOOROFF Jayden Andrew Inquest hearing 23 October 2020 23 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
15 November 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House COLLIER Richard Peter Inquest hearing 1 August 2020 61 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
15 November 2022 10.00 Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall n/a Treasure Inquest Inquest hearing 15 November 2022 n/a n/a

All items were declared as Treasure.

 

2017 T473 - Gold ring, in a strip section, flattened and buckled

2017 T1098 - An incomplete fragmentary Roman silver finger ring with rectangular bezel, now missing oval-shaped setting

2018 T235 - A complete silver stud, possibly fastener or collar related

2018 T861 - A group of 13 Roman silver denarii

2018 T897 - A fragment of a gold decorative item

2018 T901 - Gold Ingot that is plan & semi-circular

2019 T597 - five socketed axeheads, two gouges and three blade fragments

2019 T1071 - A complete gilded silver hooked tag

2019 T1139 - A complete silver finger ring of Post Medieval date

2019 T1183 - A silver gilt figure Pose-Medieval date

2020 T118 - A gold or ribbon ornament in the form of a thin parallel-sided strip with tightly rolled ends

2020 T334 - A gold finger ring set with an engraved intaglio in an oval bezel

2020 T806 - An inscribed silver ring, ornamented with a buckle motif

2020 T807 - An early Medieval (Viking period) cut silver ingot

2020 T809 - An incomplete Medieval silver gilt annular brooch with brambled knops and floral rosettes

2020 T810 - A complete gold finger ring set with a green gemstone, probably an emerald

2020 T815 - A cast post-medieval silver commemorative medallion or pendant depicting Charles I

2020 T1019 - A complete silver ingot likely of early-medieval in date

2020 T1025 - A single post-medieval hollow silver cufflink, probably depicting Charles II

2020 T1042 - A probable Bronze Age gold strip or 'ribbon'

 

 

 

 

More about the conclusion

All items were declared as Treasure.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
14 November 2022 10:00am Court room 2 Seax House BOOROFF Jayden Andrew Inquest hearing 23 October 2020 23 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 November 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House COLLIER Richard Peter Inquest hearing 1 August 2020 61 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House COLLIER Richard Peter Inquest hearing 1 August 2020 61 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 10:30am Court room 2 Seax House HUTCHINGS Michael Antony Documentary Inquest 5 September 2022 48 Years Halstead, Essex

Suicide