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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
28 February 2019 08.45am ARMSTRONG Shane Murray Opening/ Documentary Inquest 16 February 2019 30 years old Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambs

OPEN

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am BROWN Courtney Valentine Opening 22 February 2019 36 years old Southend University Hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am SOUTHCOMBE Sebastian Piers Coulton Opening/ Documentary Inquest 24 November 2018 43 years old Edward House, Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden, Essex

OPEN

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am POPOVS Pavel Opening/ Documentary Inquest 14 December 2018 41 years old Dudley Close, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex

OPEN

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am HALL Sydney Donald Opening/ Documentary Inquest 17 February 2019 86 years old Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

ACCIDENT

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am PERRY Roy Opening/ Documentary Inquest 17 February 2019 76 years old Fair Havens Hospice, 124-126 Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, Essex

INDUSTRIAL DISEASE OF MESOTHELIOMA

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
27 February 2019 09.30am MERCER Neil Andrew Opening 14 February 2019 51 years old Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambs
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
26 February 2019 09.30am HATHERLY Diane Margaret Elizabeth Opening 13 February 2019 72 years old In the water, near to beach, next to Seaview Holiday Park, West Mersea
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
26 February 2019 09.30am BRUCE Jason Opening 14 February 2019 48 years old Montague Street, Basildon, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
26 February 2019 09.30am WANIA Dolly Opening/ Documentary Inquest 19 February 2019 70 years old The Bell Hotel, High Road, Epping, Essex

SUICIDE