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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
12 June 2019 10:00AM HAYNES Melvyn William Inquest hearing 6 December 2018 64 years Romford, Essex.

Melvyn William Haynes of Colchester, Essex, died on the 6th December 2018 at Queen's Hospital, Romford, due to a Subdural Haemorrhage and Cerebral and Brain Infarction. Contributed to by Ischaemic Heart Disease.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
12 June 2019 2:00PM MATTHAMS Angela Margaret Inquest hearing 29 November 2018 48 years Chelmsford, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
12 June 2019 4:00PM EMPSON Jade Inquest hearing 26 October 2018 20 years Roydon, Essex.

Natural causes

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
12 June 2019 09:15AM WILLIAMS-FELTHAM Rihanydd Sian Aroha Opening 30 May 2019 32 years Harlow, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 June 2019 11:00AM CLEARY Blue Inquest hearing 10 August 2018 46 years Chelmsford, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 June 2019 12:00PM VINCENT Joanne Inquest hearing 14 August 2017 46 years Braintree, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 June 2019 12:00PM VINCENT Gary Keith Documentary Inquest 5 October 2017 51 years Chelmsford, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 June 2019 1:30PM SKEGGS Brenda Georgina Inquest hearing 29 September 2018 76 years Billericay, Essex.

Brenda Skeggs suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and was resident at Anisha Grange Care Home. She was prescribed Tramadol for hip pain. Toxicology tests revealed post mortem elevated levels of Tramadol. The reason for this is unclear but it is possible that there was a deterioration in her renal or hepatic function prior to her sudden death.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 June 2019 10:00AM MORGAN Roy John Inquest hearing 22 December 2018 68 years Billericay, Essex.

Roy John Morgan killed himself

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 June 2019 11:00AM LAST David Martin Inquest hearing 29 December 2018 43 years Harlow, Essex.

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