Inquest hearings

Dates of inquest hearings, inquest openings and adjournments and how to claim expenses for attending an inquest.

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Read our commitment to running COVID-19 secure inquest hearings.

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e find What is an inquest?

An inquest is a formal court hearing, open to members of the public and the media.

We hold 4 types of hearings:

  • opening and adjournment only
  • pre-inquest review meeting
  • inquest
  • inquest with jury

If appropriate, witnesses will be called, and in some cases a jury will be appointed.

The coroner will hold an inquest if:

  • the post-mortem does not reveal the cause of death
  • the death was unnatural and the result of an accident
  • where the deceased was in a state of detention
  • the coroner believes there is a good reason to continue investigations

The Coroner, or in some cases the jury, will come to a conclusion and formally state who died, where, when and how it happened.

You do not need to attend a coroner's inquest, unless you are called to be a witness, but in some circumstances documentary evidence can be accepted instead of attendance in court.

If an inquest is held, the Coroner will register the death on your behalf. The registrar will write to you when this has been done, as you may wish to obtain a registrars death certificate.

Inquest dates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Hearings are:

  • held at The Coroner's Court, Beacon House, Whitehouse Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5PB.
  • start at 10am (unless otherwise stated). Where a time is not shown, the case will be heard at the Coroner's discretion at a suitable point during the day.

6 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Patrick Donald George WARNE
  • Age: 76
  • Where the deceased lived: Saxmundham
  • Date of death: 01.12.2021
  • Place of death: Saxmundham
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

6 October 2022

  • Time: 11:00am
  • Name: Derek Frederick SHAW
  • Age: 80
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 22.12.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Jordon Alicia GREENE
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Barningham
  • Date of death: 03.03/2022
  • Place of death: Barningham
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Donna Frances Mary SALTER
  • Age: 48
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 07.03.2022
  • Place of death: Felixstowe
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Maxwell David EASON
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 08.03.2022
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Christopher Adrian MANN
  • Age: 57
  • Where the deceased lived: Creeting St Mary
  • Date of death: 25.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Doreen Yvonne HOBBS
  • Age: 93
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 11.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Michelle Dawn DAVEY
  • Age: 50
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 09.03.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Jillu NASH
  • Age: 43
  • Where the deceased lived: Great Waldingfield
  • Date of death: 08.09.2022
  • Place of death: Great Waldingfield 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Louise NASH
  • Age: 12
  • Where the deceased lived: Great Waldingfield
  • Date of death: 08.09.2022
  • Place of death: Great Waldingfield 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Paul James AMBROSE
  • Age: 61
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 14.10.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Adjournment 
  • Court: 1

7 October 2022

  • Time: 11.00am 
  • Name: Joshua Adam MAASDORP
  • Age: 21
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 04.12.2021
  • Place of death: Mildenhall 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Adjournment 
  • Court: 1

10  October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Michael James Francis BRAY
  • Age: 53
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 10.10.2021
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

10 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Margaret Rose DRAKARD
  • Age: 77
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 12.01.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

10 October 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Reginald Jon MANCHESTER 
  • Age: 73
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 05.01.2022
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: inquest
  • Court: 2

10 October 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Geoffrey Gerard PRALL 
  • Age: 99
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 10.01.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: inquest
  • Court: 2

11 October 2022

  • Time: Adjourned 
  • Name: Paul James AMBROSE
  • Age: 61
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 14.10.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: inquest
  • Court: 2

14 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Colin REDMONDS 
  • Age: 88
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 18.02.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Conclusion Reading
  • Court: 1

14 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Graham John APPERLEY
  • Age: 64
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 10.06.2022
  • Place of death: Bentley 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Conclusion Reading
  • Court: 1

14 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Pawel SZOSTEK
  • Age: 38
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury
  • Date of death: 07.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Conclusion Reading
  • Court: 1

14 October 2022

  • Time: 11.00am 
  • Name: Joshua Adam MAASDORP
  • Age: 21
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 04.12.2021
  • Place of death: Mildenhall 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

14 October 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm 
  • Name: Daniel Anthony DRAKE
  • Age: 44
  • Where the deceased lived: Newmarket
  • Date of death: 13.01.2022
  • Place of death: Newmarket
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

14 October 2022

  • Time: 3.00pm 
  • Name: Allen Walter Bernard PAGE
  • Age: 70
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 03.01.2022
  • Place of death: Stowmarket
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Andrea Louse HOBSON
  • Age: 48
  • Where the deceased lived: Occold
  • Date of death: 26.12.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Dan Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 2

17 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Egle VENGALIENE
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: Brandon
  • Date of death: 09.04.2021
  • Place of death: Brandon
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR 
  • Court: 1

18 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Ginette Elizabeth ROSE
  • Age: 36
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 16.11.2021
  • Place of death: Herringswell 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00m
  • Name: Brian James LLOYD
  • Age: 85
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 21.12.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

18 October 2022

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Diana PHAMBALA
  • Age: 42
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 28.12.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

18 October 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: May Catling
  • Age: 92
  • Where the deceased lived: Beccles
  • Date of death: 10.02.2022
  • Place of death: Beccles
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

18 October 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Robert Samuel Durant
  • Age: 99
  • Where the deceased lived: Blundeston
  • Date of death: 12.01.2022
  • Place of death: Gorleston
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 - 20 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Maliya Ebony EDWARDS
  • Age: 17
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 16.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

21 October 2022

  • Time: 11:00am
  • Name: Scott Andrew MAYERS
  • Age: 46
  • Where the deceased lived: Great Yarmouth
  • Date of death: 01.01.2022
  • Place of death: Corton
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

24 October 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Donna Marie PRICE
  • Age: 43
  • Where the deceased lived: Newmarket
  • Date of death: 07.08.2021
  • Place of death: Newmarket
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine WOOD
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25, 26, 27, 28 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Marina DOE
  • Age: 79
  • Where the deceased lived: Cambridge
  • Date of death: 19.09.2021
  • Place of death: Gorleston
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

28 October 2022

  • Time: 11:00am
  • Name: James Lawrence POWER
  • Age: 72
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 29.01.2022
  • Place of death: Cambridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

28 October 2022

  • Time:  12.00pm
  • Name: Alan Henry CATCHPOLE
  • Age: 89
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 02.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

28 October 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm 
  • Name: Allan LEE
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 14.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

31 October 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Richard Harry EDWARDS
  • Age: 70
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 08.11.2021
  • Place of death: Rougham Suffolk
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

1  November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Linda Rosemary BERRIMAN
  • Age: 75
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 16.01.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court:1 

2  November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Arthur John DURRANT
  • Age: 2 months
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 26.12.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

2  November 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Andrew Peter WELLS
  • Age: 66
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 14.01.2022
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

4  November 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Katsuyuki TSUBOHARA
  • Age: 43
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 26.01.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

8 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Shelia Ivy WELHAM
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 17.09.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

9  November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Steven POVEY
  • Age: 37
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 09.07.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

10 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Sean Philip Guy REYNOLDS
  • Age: 33
  • Where the deceased lived: Hacheston
  • Date of death: 22.12.2021
  • Place of death: Hacheston
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

14-17 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Nathan Paul HOOK
  • Age: 34
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 07.10.2021
  • Place of death: Beccles
  • Coroner: Mr Dan Sharpstone
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 November 2022

  • Time: Adjourned 19.12.2022
  • Name: Joshua Adam MAASDORP
  • Age: 21
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 04.12.2021
  • Place of death: Mildenhall 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Cloe Jazzmine HORNE
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Beccles
  • Date of death: 13.01.2022
  • Place of death: Beccles
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

17 November 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: David FROUD
  • Age: 66
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 02.03.2022
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

17 November 2022

  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Name: Roy Leonard TILBURY
  • Age: 80
  • Where the deceased lived: Frostenden 
  • Date of death: 06.03.2022
  • Place of death: Frostenden
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

18 November 2022

  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Name: Mark MATEER
  • Age: 38
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 15.01.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

18 November 2022

  • Time: 11:00am
  • Name: Wendy Francis Davis
  • Age: 89
  • Where the deceased lived: Lydney 
  • Date of death: 10.01.2022
  • Place of death: Gorleston
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 November 2022

  • Time:  2.00pm
  • Name: Peter Gerald SCATES
  • Age: 86
  • Where the deceased lived: Harleston 
  • Date of death: 28.01.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 November 2022

  • Time:  2.00pm
  • Name: Renee Violet LATHANGUE 
  • Age: 86
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 05.03.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

21 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Valdas BALIUTAVIUS
  • Age: 36
  • Where the deceased lived: Lithuania
  • Date of death: 17.10.2021
  • Place of death: Felixstowe
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

21 November 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Rachel Estelle BUHR
  • Age: 52
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 18.11.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

22 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Michael William Smith
  • Age: 27
  • Where the deceased lived: Kesgrave
  • Date of death: 19.01.2022
  • Place of death: Elmswell
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

22 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Paul MAYSTON
  • Age: 55
  • Where the deceased lived: Beccles
  • Date of death: 11.11.2021
  • Place of death: Beccles
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

23 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Nigel Humphrey MARSTON
  • Age: 79
  • Where the deceased lived: Icklingham
  • Date of death: 26.01.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

23 November 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Glenda Catherine HUDSON
  • Age: 71
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft 
  • Date of death: 20.01.2022
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

23 November 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Charlotte Ann BRIGHTMAN
  • Age: 32
  • Where the deceased lived: Saxmundham
  • Date of death: 08.02.2022
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

28 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jane Marie ADDY
  • Age: 47
  • Where the deceased lived: Worlingham 
  • Date of death: 14.12.2021
  • Place of death: Worlingham
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

28 November 2022

  • Time:  12.00pm
  • Name: Paul John CHILCOTT
  • Age: 43
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 20.02.2022
  • Place of death: Mildenhall
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

28 November 2022

  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Name: Stephen Alan TREADWELL
  • Age: 65
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 07.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

29 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Madeleine Eve SAVORY
  • Age: 15 
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 26.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

30 November 2022

  • Time: 10.00
  • Name: Dale John BAKER
  • Age: 30
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 15.12.2020
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

2 December 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Body C
  • Age: Unknown
  • Where the deceased lived: Unknown
  • Date of death: 27.08.2020
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

2 December 2022

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Donna Frances Mary SALTER
  • Age: 48
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 07.03.2022
  • Place of death: Felixstowe
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

2 December 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Grandville George CHANDLER
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Leiston
  • Date of death: 02.03.2022
  • Place of death: Leiston
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

5 - 6  December 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Michael Barry HART
  • Age: 34
  • Where the deceased lived: Gt Cornard, Sudbury
  • Date of death: 11.10.2021
  • Place of death: Gt. Cornard, Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

7 December 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Sylvia Frances PRICE
  • Age: 83
  • Where the deceased lived: Cumbria 
  • Date of death: 04.12.2021
  • Place of death:  Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

8 December 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Karl Daniel BAREHAM
  • Age: 37
  • Where the deceased lived: Canada  
  • Date of death: 24.09.2019
  • Place of death:  Australia
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

9 December 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Christopher Adrian MANN
  • Age: 57
  • Where the deceased lived: Creeting St Mary
  • Date of death: 25.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri 
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

9 December 2022

  • Time: 11:00am
  • Name: Doreen Yvonne HOBBS
  • Age: 93
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 11.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

12-14 December 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Jack Michael LAST
  • Age: 27
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 20.04.2021
  • Place of death: Cambridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

15 December 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Michael Andrew GLEN
  • Age: 60
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 31.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Pre Inquest Review Hearing
  • Court: 1

16 December 2022

  • Time:  11.00am
  • Name: Kay Sylvia Laura COX
  • Age: 52
  • Where the deceased lived: Corton, Suffolk
  • Date of death: 28.01.2022
  • Place of death: Gorleston
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

16 December 2022

  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Name: Martyn Rhys WILLIAMS
  • Age: 70
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 03.03.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

16 December 2022

  • Time:  2.00pm
  • Name: Abigail Hannah Brenda NOLLOTH
  • Age: 25
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 01.12.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 December 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Joshua Adam MAASDORP
  • Age: 21
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 04.12.2021
  • Place of death: Mildenhall 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 December 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: David Colin SCARFE
  • Age: 65
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe  
  • Date of death: 27.01.2022
  • Place of death:  Norfolk
  • Coroner: Mr Dan Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

19 December 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Maxwell David EASON
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 08.03.2022
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Dan Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

 

2023

 

5 January 2023

 

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Robin Edward COX
  • Age: 67
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 28.01/2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

6 January 2023

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Judy Mary Adams
  • Age: 76
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 11.01.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

9 January 2023

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Andrew BENNETT
  • Age: 67
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 16.02.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

10 January 2023

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Algirdas SAVICIUNAS
  • Age: 54
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 01.03.2022
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

10 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Shirley Anne PADGETT
  • Age: 67
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 03.03.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Peter Taheri
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

12 January 2023

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Egle VENGALIENE
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: Brandon
  • Date of death: 09.04.2021
  • Place of death: Brandon
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

16 January 2023

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Tarassa ANDERSON
  • Age: 51
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 12.11.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

16 January 2023

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Deirdre Kim RICHMOND
  • Age: 69
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 24.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

19 & 20 January 2022

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Julian DANIEL
  • Age: 62
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 08.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

24 January 2023

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Shelia Ivy WELHAM
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 17.09.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 January 2023

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Giles BURFIELD
  • Age: 39
  • Where the deceased lived: Brandon
  • Date of death: 10.02.2022
  • Place of death: Elveden
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 January 2023

  • Time: 12.00pm 
  • Name: Jordon Alicia GREENE
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Barningham
  • Date of death: 03.03.2022
  • Place of death: Barningham
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 January 2023

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Shelia Ivy WELHAM
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 17.09.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

30 January 2023

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Michelle Dawn DAVEY
  • Age: 50
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 09.03.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

2 February 2023

  • Time:10.00am 
  • Name: Barbara Ann PAGE
  • Age: 76
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 12.02.2022
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

3 February 2023

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Linda DURRANT
  • Age: 60
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 29.11.2022
  • Place of death: Cambridge
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

6 February 2023

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Gillian CERNY
  • Age: 67
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 15.01.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

20 February 2023

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Timothy James MELTON
  • Age: 50
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 16.02.2022
  • Place of death: Belgium
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

3 March 2023

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Irene JAMES
  • Age: 101
  • Where the deceased lived: Leavenheath
  • Date of death: 16.08.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Pre Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

14/16 March 2023

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Michael Andrew GLEN
  • Age: 60
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe 
  • Date of death: 31.03.2022
  • Place of death:  Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

08/19 May 2023

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Egle VENGALIENE
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: Brandon
  • Date of death: 09.04.2021
  • Place of death:  Brandon
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

Witnesses

In the courtroom, the emphasis is upon receiving testimony and determining the credibility of the witness on the basis of his or her binding oath or affirmation. Therefore, you will be invited to affirm, or if you prefer, to swear on your preferred holy book. 

It is expected that all witnesses will attend the court in person.  If you have been summoned to attend a hearing please advise us as soon as possible in writing if you will be unable to attend in person and your reasons, alternative arrangements may be offered at the direction of the Coroner.

A witness can provide their testimony and when excused by the Coroner, leave the video call, however they will be welcome to listen for the duration of the inquest, if they wish to do so.

Should you have any questions or need to contact us – please call 0345 607 2040 and ask for court administration staff or email admin.coroners@suffolk.gov.uk.

Press and media

Coroners courts are courts of law and reporting of inquests is permitted by law. This means that press can attend the hearing and report accurately and fairly on any details given in open court. Press are regulated and guidelines state that reporting on inquests must be done with sensitivity.

The Coroner must make the details of all final inquest hearings publicly available in advance.

In the current/COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, it is the preference of the court, that press attend hearings via audio link, where at all possible.

As a member of the press, you will be invited to join the audio link approx. 15 minutes prior to the court sitting, to enable time for a sound/recording check by the court staff. We respectfully ask that you delay publication of the facts, to allow time for the officers to contact any family/next of kin regarding the Coroner’s conclusion.

At the start of the hearing, the Coroner will advise press of the legislation governing remote attendance at an inquest.

Should you have any questions or need to contact us – please call 0345 607 2040 and ask for court administration staff or email admin.coroners@suffolk.gov.uk.

Claiming expenses

You can claim expenses if you're required to attend court as a witness or summoned to attend as a juror.

The Ministry of Justice decides how much both jurors and witnesses can claim.

We regret that family members or people attending an inquest in a capacity other than a juror or formally summonsed witness aren't entitled to claim expenses.

Please read the following guidance then complete the appropriate form below.

Travel expenses

A claim for travel expenses can be made if you travel to an inquest using public transport, or by your own private vehicle.

If using public transport, you can claim the amount of the actual fare paid (for train travel only the Standard Fare can be claimed).

If travelling using your own private vehicle (motorcycle or car), the current mileage rate is 45p per mile, for travel by pedal cycles the rate is 20p per mile. Reasonable car parking charges will be reimbursed.

If exceptional circumstances cause the use of alternative/additional means of transport, or an overnight stay, please discuss this in advance with the Coroner’s Office.

Subsistence claim

You’re entitled to an allowance to cover reimbursement for food or refreshments to the following maximum amounts:

  • Up to 5 hours: £2.40
  • 5 to 10 hours: £4.75

Catering is usually provided for jurors, so a payment for subsistence will not apply.

Loss of earnings/child care costs

You can make a claim if you have suffered financial loss as a result of attending an inquest.

The amount of reimbursement is subject to the maximum amounts set by the Ministry of Justice:

  • Up to 4 hours: £32.47
  • Over 4 hours: £64.95

For long inquests which last beyond 10 days the maximum amount of reimbursement increases to:

  • Up to 4 hours: £64.95
  • Over 4 hours: £129.91

You will need to provide one of the following:

  • a letter from your employer on company letterhead which confirms the amount of financial loss incurred
  • a receipt for childcare costs
  • appropriate evidence if you are self employed

You can’t make a claim if your employer continues to pay you whilst you’re attending an inquest.

Claim expenses as an ordinary witness or member of the jury

If you have attended an inquest hearing as an ordinary witness or juror you can claim payment for expenses by printing, completing and returning this claim expenses form (PDF, 53KB).

You must send us proof of each expense (e.g. a receipt).

Claims will not be paid without the relevant supporting documentation.

Claim expenses as a medical professional

If you are a medical professional and wish to claim expenses for an inquest hearing you attended, please complete and return the medical professional expenses claim form (Word, 51KB).

Medical professionals do not need to provide evidence of expenses.