Inquest hearings

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Due to the current, fast-changing situation in respect of COVID-19 the Suffolk Coroner’s Service is closely monitoring the government advice and considering any impact this might have on the Coroner’s court.

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

The Senior Coroner for Suffolk may take the view that all courts should cease hearing cases with witnesses. If this is the situation, then we will endeavour to contact those involved as soon as is operationally possible and discuss the options. Any reschedule of inquest cases may not be for 6 to 9 months.

At this time our focus as a service is to prioritise the new referrals to the Coroner in order to enable funerals to be held at the earliest opportunity. We politely request your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

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.

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Egidijus LINAUSKAS
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: No fixed abode
  • Date of death: 11.07.2019
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Alan Clive HUBBARD
  • Age: 73
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Andrew Allan HEYES
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Elmswell
  • Date of death: 08.05.2021
  • Place of death: Haughley
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: David John PRESTON
  • Age: 65
  • Where the deceased lived: Colchester
  • Date of death: 12.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Jevgenijs ROSCEVOJS
  • Age: 45
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 14.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Lee Andrew SCRIVENER
  • Age: 42
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 10.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Leonard Frank RICE
  • Age: 85
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 29.04.2021
  • Place of death: Rickinghall
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Leslie RANDELL
  • Age: 69
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 13.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Marjorie Anne ANGUS
  • Age: 89
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 11.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Matthew Malcom ADNETT
  • Age: 54
  • Where the deceased lived: Barningham
  • Date of death: 14.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Roger Clive BEZANT
  • Age: 77
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 23.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Spencer Sebastian David SEER
  • Age: 50
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: William CHANDLER
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Hacheston
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 9.30am
  • Name: Sidney Eric MINNS
  • Age: 88
  • Where the deceased lived: Bungay
  • Date of death: 15.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bungay
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Opening
  • Court: 1

22 October 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Sinead Maria Bernadette WALKER
  • Age: 45
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 08.01.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 October 2021

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • NameJustin James BECK
  • Age: 49
  • Where the deceased lived: Southwold
  • Date of death: 11.01.2021
  • Place of death: Wrentham
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

25 October 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm 
  • Name: Brenda Carol LARTER
  • Age: 48
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 24.01.2021
  • Place of death: Haverhill
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

25 October 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm 
  • Name: David BENNETT
  • Age: 55
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 12.02.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

26 October 2021

  • Time: Adjourned 04.02.2022
  • Name: Dale John BAKER
  • Age: 30
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 15.12.2020
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

26 October 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm 
  • Name: Gary Clive HENDERSON
  • Age: 64
  • Where the deceased lived: Harwich
  • Date of death: 24.06.2020
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

27 October 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Sophie Louise RILEY
  • Age: 25
  • Where the deceased lived: Rougham
  • Date of death: 16.02.2021
  • Place of death: Rougham
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

29 October 2021

  • Time: 
  • Name: John Anthony VALERIO
  • Age: 34
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Date of death: 18.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening 
  • Court: 1

29 October 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Paul Richard REEVE
  • Age: 72
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 09.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

29 October 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Paul Fredrick LEWIS
  • Age: 59
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 21.02.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

1 November 2021

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: David William JOHNSTON
  • Age: 53
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 13.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

1 November 2021

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Georgina Lindsay GIFFORD NASH
  • Age: 74
  • Where the deceased lived: Leiston
  • Date of death: 13.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

1 November 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Sylvia PHIPPS
  • Age: 59
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 24.03.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

1 November 2021

  • Time: 3.00pm
  • Name: Moira PARSONS
  • Age: 97
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 20.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

1 November 2021

  • Time:  3.00pm
  • Name: Matthew SLEIGHTHOLME
  • Age: 45
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 02.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

3 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Matthew ROBINSON
  • Age: 41
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 21.10.2019
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

5 November 2021

  • Time:  12.00pm
  • Name: John Philip Clatworthy WATSON
  • Age: 81
  • Where the deceased lived: Gislingham Suffolk
  • Date of death: 23.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

8, 9 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Stephen Lee HOLDEN
  • Age: 54
  • Where the deceased lived: Stradishall Suffolk
  • Date of death: 25.12.2020
  • Place of death: Stradishall Suffolk
  • Coroner: Mr Christopher Long
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

10 November 2021

  • Time: Suspended - 11.02.2022
  • Name: Andrew Richard DOWN
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 27.11.2020
  • Place of death: Cambridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

11 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Liam SCARLETT
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: Bramford
  • Date of death: 16.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

15 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Martin Paul DEWEY
  • Age: 53
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 12.02.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

15 November 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Eileen Mary ARBON
  • Age: 72
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 27.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

15 November 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Sidney John FOSTER
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 11.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

16 and 17 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Victoria HARRILD-JONES
  • Age: 41
  • Where the deceased lived: Cyprus
  • Date of death: 27.12.2019
  • Place of death: Cyprus
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Jennifer Elizabeth BAKER
  • Age: 32
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 23.10.2020
  • Place of death: Barham
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 November 2021

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Sharon Zoe SLAUGHTER
  • Age: 45
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft 
  • Date of death: 18.03.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 November 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Noreen Joyce MAYHEW
  • Age: 84
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 22.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 November 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: June Rose NUNN
  • Age: 86
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St. Edmunds 
  • Date of death: 22.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 November 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: June Rose KING
  • Age: 88
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 18.02.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

24 November 2021

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Matthew Thomas BELL
  • Age: 84
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 27.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

24 November 2021

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Marion Kathleen MARSH
  • Age: 74
  • Where the deceased lived: Fornham St Martin
  • Date of death: 21.10.2020
  • Place of death: Cambridgeshire
  • Coroner: Ms Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Egidijus LINAUSKAS
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: No fixed abode
  • Date of death: 11.07.2019
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

25 November 2021

  • Time:  12.00pm
  • Name: Alfred Arthur SMITH
  • Age: 94
  • Where the deceased lived: Stanningfield Suffolk
  • Date of death: 24.03.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 November 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Kevin TANEY
  • Age: 59
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 22.01.2020
  • Place of death: Mildenhall
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

26 November 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Catherine Patricia STAMMERS
  • Age: 80
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 15.02.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

26 November 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Lorraine Anne CARTWRIGHT
  • Age: 79
  • Where the deceased lived: Glemsford
  • Date of death: 19.02.2021
  • Place of death: Glemsford
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

29 November - 3 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Sophie Louise RILEY
  • Age: 25
  • Where the deceased lived: Rougham
  • Date of death: 16.02.2021
  • Place of death: Rougham
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

2 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Matthew Benjamin AMES
  • Age: 36
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 26.02.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

3 December 2021

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Tony Leslie NUNN
  • Age: 62
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 02.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

6 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Vasilisa BELOVA
  • Age: 21
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 20.12.2020
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Christopher Long
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

6 December 2021

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Kenneth Michael REDMOND
  • Age: 77
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 27.02.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 2

7 and 8 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: James Robert SUTTON
  • Age: 16
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 31.03.2021
  • Place of death: Cambridgeshire
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

7 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Lorraine Anne CARTWRIGHT
  • Age: 79
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 19.02.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Christopher Long
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

9 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Lorna Odette GARNHAM
  • Age: 49
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 12.11.2020
  • Place of death: Stowmarket
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

9 December 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Sean MALARKEY
  • Age: 52
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 03.03.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

10 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Daniel Carter GREENER
  • Age: 39
  • Where the deceased lived: Brandon
  • Date of death: 18.07.2019
  • Place of death: Brandon
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

13 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Muriel Joyce RYAN
  • Age: 86
  • Where the deceased lived: Diss
  • Date of death: 03.03.2021
  • Place of death: Diss
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

13 December 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Peter Geoffrey LARNER
  • Age: 91
  • Where the deceased lived: Halesworth
  • Date of death: 23.03.2021
  • Place of death: Halesworth
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

13 December 2021

  • Time:2.00pm
  • Name: Peter Frederick PETCH
  • Age: 85
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 30.03.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

14 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Sally METCALF
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 10.04.2021
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

14 December 2021

  • Time: 11.30am
  • Name: Jonathan Philip METCALF
  • Age: 72
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 10.04.2021
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

15 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Harvinder Singh KULAR
  • Age: 39
  • Where the deceased lived: Bedfordshire
  • Date of death: 01.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

15 December 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Tommy Ashley CALCOTT
  • Age: 26
  • Where the deceased lived: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
  • Date of death: 25.04.2021
  • Place of death: West Row Suffolk
  • Coroner: Mrs Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

16 December 2021

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jamie Duncan CAMPBELL
  • Age: 25
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 02.03.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 December 2021

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Jack Nigel BRILLARD
  • Age: 81
  • Where the deceased lived: Swilland
  • Date of death: 22.02.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

17 December 2021

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Dermot James KEOGH
  • Age: 57
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury 
  • Date of death: 22.04.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

17 December 2021

  • Time: 3.00pm
  • Name: Alan Clive HUBBARD
  • Age: 73
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

10 and 11 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Ethel Lucy ENIFFER
  • Age: 91
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 18.12.2020
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

12 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Paul TAYLOR
  • Age: 57
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 06.04.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

12 January 2022

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Marjorie Anne ANGUS
  • Age: 89
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 11.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

12 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: David John PRESTON
  • Age: 65
  • Where the deceased lived: Colchester
  • Date of death: 12.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

13 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jevgenijs ROSCEVOJS
  • Age: 45
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 14.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mrs Catherine Wood
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Rodney George COLLINGS
  • Age: 81
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 07.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

17 January 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Thomas Hugh MORRIS
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Elmeswell
  • Date of death: 10.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

17 January 2022

  • Time: 12.00pm 
  • Name: Rachel Elizabeth HARWOOD
  • Age: 54
  • Where the deceased lived: Newmarket
  • Date of death: 25.04.2021
  • Place of death: Newmarket
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 

18 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Janet Christine BANKS
  • Age: 64
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Date of death: 21.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 January 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Roger Clive BEZANT
  • Age: 77
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 23.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 January 2022

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Lee Andrew SCRIVENER
  • Age: 42
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 10.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Leslie RANDELL
  • Age: 69
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 13.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

19 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Baby S
  • Age: Infant
  • Where the deceased lived: Unknown
  • Date of death: 14.05.2020
  • Place of death: Needham Market
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

20 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Aayush Pravin DESAI
  • Age: 17
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 18.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mrs Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

21 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Viera Orsborn ELLITSON
  • Age: 83
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 15.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mrs Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

21 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Egidijus LINAUSKAS
  • Age: 35
  • Where the deceased lived: No fixed abode
  • Date of death: 11.07.2019
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

26 January 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Rita Margaret MAYES
  • Age: 83
  • Where the deceased lived: Long Melford
  • Date of death: 15.03.2021
  • Place of death: Long Melford
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish  
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

26 January 2022

  • Time: 3.00pm
  • Name: Francis Thomas NORTON
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 01.05.2021
  • Place of death: West Suffolk Hospital 
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish  
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

26 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Steven Jimmie DEANE
  • Age: 62
  • Where the deceased lived: Sudbury
  • Date of death: 26.01.2021
  • Place of death: Sudbury
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

 26 January 2022

  • Time: 3.00pm
  • Name: Francis Thomas NORTON
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Haverhill
  • Date of death: 01.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest  
  • Court: 1

27 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jennifer Roberta JONES
  • Age: 71
  • Where the deceased lived: Saxmundham
  • Date of death: 28.04.2021
  • Place of death: Saxmundham
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

27 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Colin Raymond HOLLAND
  • Age: 83
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 03.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

28 January 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Joe Robert POOLEY
  • Age: 22
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 13.08.2018
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

28 January 2022

  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Name: John Frank William SCOTT
  • Age: 91
  • Where the deceased lived: Corton Suffolk
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Corton Suffolk
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

31 January 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Donavon FRANCIS
  • Age: 37
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe 
  • Date of death: 22.04.2021
  • Place of death: Felixstowe
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone  
  • Type: Inquest 
  • Court: 1

31 January 2021

  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Name: Cheryl Ellen TETLOW- NOELL
  • Age: 64
  • Where the deceased lived: Mildenhall
  • Date of death: 25.04.2021
  • Place of death: Mildenhall
  • Coroner: Mr Dan Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

31 January 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Spencer Sebastian David SEER
  • Age: 50
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

1 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Janice Angela May NEWBOLD
  • Age: 74
  • Where the deceased lived: Copdock
  • Date of death: 11.04.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

3 February 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Corrie McKEAGUE
  • Age: 23
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 24.09.2016
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

4 February 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Sidney Eric MINNS
  • Age: 88
  • Where the deceased lived: Bungay
  • Date of death: 15.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bungay
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

4 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am 
  • Name: Dale John BAKER
  • Age: 30
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 15.12.2020
  • Place of death: Woodbridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

10 February 2022

  • Time:  10.00am 
  • Name: Clare Louisa NASH
  • Age: 33
  • Where the deceased lived: Newmarket
  • Date of death: 16.01.2020
  • Place of death: Newmarket
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

10 February 2022

  • Time:  2.00pm 
  • Name: Michael Robert LEWIS
  • Age: 60
  • Where the deceased lived: Woodbridge
  • Date of death: 06.05.2021
  • Place of death: Woodridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

11 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Katerina Kostadinova KOSTADINOVA
  • Age: 27
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 06.07.2020
  • Place of death: Stoke Ash 
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

11 February 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: Andrew Richard DOWN
  • Age: 68
  • Where the deceased lived: Felixstowe
  • Date of death: 27.11.2020
  • Place of death: Cambridge
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

16 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Antony William CHAMPION
  • Age: 70
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 09.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

16 February 2022

  • Time: 2.00om
  • Name: Matthew Malcom ADNETT
  • Age: 54
  • Where the deceased lived: Barningham
  • Date of death: 14.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

18 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Clive Robert Victor WYARD
  • Age: 74
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich
  • Date of death: 01.08.2018
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

18 February 2022

  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Name: John Anthony VALERIO
  • Age: 34
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Date of death: 18.05.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Opening 
  • Court: 1

21 to 25 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Harvinder Singh KULAR
  • Age: 39
  • Where the deceased lived: Bedfordshire
  • Date of death: 01.04.2021
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

21 February 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: William CHANDLER
  • Age: 78
  • Where the deceased lived: Hacheston
  • Date of death: 09.05.2021
  • Place of death: Ipswich
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

2 March 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jacob Ezekiel RHODEN
  • Age: 42
  • Where the deceased lived: Hollesley
  • Date of death: 01.05.2021
  • Place of death: Hollesley
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: PIR
  • Court: 1

3 & 4 March 2022

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Name: Amal Prasad SANDHYA
  • Age: 25
  • Where the deceased lived: Norwich
  • Date of death: 02.04.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish  
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

7 March to 1 April 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Corrie McKEAGUE
  • Age: 23
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds
  • Date of death: 24.09.2016
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
  • Coroner: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

14 March 2022

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Daniella Leanne MILBURN
  • Age: 33
  • Where the deceased lived: Hadleigh
  • Date of death: 29.03.2021
  • Place of death: Hintlesham
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

21 March 2022

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Stephen Paul LAWRENCE
  • Age: 65
  • Where the deceased lived: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Date of death: 12.04.2022
  • Place of death: Bury St Edmunds 
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

28 March 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Leonard Frank RICE
  • Age: 85
  • Where the deceased lived: Stowmarket
  • Date of death: 29.04.2021
  • Place of death: Rickinghall
  • Coroner: Mr Daniel Sharpstone
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

4 April 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Tommy Ashley CALCOTT
  • Age: 26
  • Where the deceased lived: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
  • Date of death: 25.04.2021
  • Place of death: West Row Suffolk
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

4 April 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Andrew Allan HEYES
  • Age: 28
  • Where the deceased lived: Elmswell
  • Date of death: 08.05.2021
  • Place of death: Haughley
  • Coroner: Mr Tim Deeming
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 2

14 April 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: Pre-Inquest Review
  • Court: 1

15 April 2022

  • Time: 11.00am
  • Name: Ian David TATTERSALL
  • Age: 44
  • Where the deceased lived: Lowestoft
  • Date of death: 08.02.2021
  • Place of death: Lowestoft
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

25 & 26th April 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Jacob Ezekiel RHODEN
  • Age: 42
  • Where the deceased lived: Hollesley
  • Date of death: 01.05.2021
  • Place of death: Hollesley
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

27 April 2022

  • Time:  10.00am
  • Name: Lee Christian FIRTH
  • Age: 48
  • Where the deceased lived: Hertfordshire
  • Date of death: 04.03.2021
  • Place of death: Frostenden
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

2 to 27 May 2022

  • Time: 10.00am
  • Name: Clare Louisa NASH
  • Age: 33
  • Where the deceased lived: Newmarket
  • Date of death: 06.01.2020
  • Place of death: Newmarket
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish
  • Type: Jury Inquest
  • Court: 1

31 May 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: Mr Nigel Parsley
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

17 June 2022

  • Time:  11.00am 
  • Name: Zoltan KURUCZ
  • Age: 38
  • Where the deceased lived: Ipswich 
  • Date of death: 04.05.2021
  • Place of death: Wherstead 
  • Coroner: Ms Jacqueline Devonish 
  • Type: Inquest
  • Court: 1

22 & 23 June 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

 

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

If you have been summoned to attend a hearing please advise us as soon as possible if you will be unable to attend via this medium, and we can discuss alternative arrangements with the Coroner.

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, (if you decide to swear, you will be required to provide the appropriate holy book).

You will be invited to join the video-link approx. 15 minutes prior to the court sitting, to enable time for a sound/recording check by the court staff.

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.