Shropshire Council

Inquests

Please note that all inquests are subject to alteration

On this page you'll find the details of upcoming inquests in Shropshire. There may be occasions when it's in the interested person's interest – and the bereaved in particular - to hold the inquest quickly. This site should therefore be checked regularly in case an inquest has been listed at short notice. If you have a specific interest in the listing of a case please let us know and we endeavour to keep you informed of any changes.

Pre-Inquest reviews

Pre-inquest reviews are public, but there's likely to be a restriction on what can be reported to prevent any prejudice to the subsequent inquest. In appropriate cases the pre-inquest review may proceed to the inquest itself.

Inquest attendance

For inquests held at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury there is currently a limit of 20 persons being able to attend the hearing (including court staff) due to fire safety reasons, attendance remotely or by telephone also remains an option.

If anyone does wish to attend in person or by telephone, including the media, they should please contact us on 01743 258470 or by email coroner@shropshire.gov.uk at least 24 hours before the hearing so that we can check availability.

31 January 2023

Name: Christopher Gordon DURRANT

From: Whitchurch

Date of death: 6 August 2022

Age at death: 49 years

Location of death: Lawrence General Hospital, Massachusetts USA

Date of inquest: 31 January 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: David Charles PHILLIPS

From: Rushbury

Date of death: 21 January 2023

Age at death: 72 years

Location of death: Rushbury, near Church Stretton

Date of inquest: 31 January 2023 at 9:30am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

OPENING

Name: Malcolm Stuart ADAMS

From: Newport

Date of death: 2 July 2022

Age at death: 82 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 31 January 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: David John GRIFFITHS

From: Church Stretton

Date of death: 21 July 2022

Age at death: 72 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 31 January 2023 at 11am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

2 February 2023

Name: Billy Roger PRICE

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 1 July 2022

Age at death: 38 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Phyllis Mary STOKES

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 25 January 2023

Age at death: 86 years

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 2 February 2023 at 9:45am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

3 February 2023

Name: Charles Patrick WILLIS

From: Church Stretton

Date of death: 5 April 2022

Age at death: 75 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 3 February 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

7 February 2023

Name: Robert FLOYD

From: Lichfield

Date of death: 24 September 2022

Age at death: 64 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 7 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Melvin Bryan WARWICK

From: Leegomery, Telford

Date of death: 11 September 2022

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Leegomery, Telford

Date of inquest: 7 February 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Mark Reginald MUNRO

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 September 2022

Age at death: 59 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 7 February 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Sophie Leanne Eve ECCLESTONE

From: Telford

Date of death: 21 February 2022

Age at death: 13 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 7 February 2023 at 12pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Pre-INQUEST review

Name: Ann Marie EDWARDS

From: Gobowen, Oswestry

Date of death: 27 August 2022

Age at death: 55 years

Location of death: Gobowen, Oswestry

Date of inquest: 7 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

9 February 2023

Name: Simon Lee MORRIS

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 31 October 2022

Age at death: 46 years

Location of death: Shifnal

Date of inquest: 9 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Steven John RALPHS

From: Bridgnorth

Date of death: 8 November 2022

Age at death: 43 years

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 9 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

16 February 2023

Name: David Richard THOMAS

From: Clun

Date of death: 13 November 2022

Age at death: 46 years

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 16 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Nicola FAWCETT

From: Pontesbury

Date of death: 8 November 2022

Age at death: 35 years

Location of death: Pontesbury

Date of inquest: 16 February 2023 at 10:30am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Stefan Carl CORVERS

From: Telford

Date of death: 10 November 2022

Age at death: 49 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 16 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

21 February 2023

Name: Renata NATANSKA

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 27 October 2022

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 21 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Dilys Mary KINDER

From: Wellington

Date of death: 9 November 2022

Age at death: 92 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 21 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: James William Llewelyn THOMAS

From: Hanwood

Date of death: 28 September 2022

Age at death: 15 years

Location of death: Hanwood

Date of inquest: 21 February 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

28 February 2023

Name: Alan Richard CHARD

From: Sarn

Date of death: 20 October 2022

Age at death: 82 years

Location of death: Brockton, Worthen

Date of inquest: 28 February 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Megan Jane THICKENS

From: Baschurch

Date of death: 14 July 2022

Age at death: 88 years

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital

Date of inquest: 28 February 2023 at 12pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Martha Elizabeth GITTINS

From: Welshpool

Date of death: 25 December 2021

Age at death: 82 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 28 February 2023 at 2pm

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

2 March 2023

Name: David Adrian HOPKINS

From: Newport

Date of death: 18 November 2022

Age at death: 66 years

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 2 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Barry Howarth WARNER

From: Bury, Lancashire

Date of death: 25 November 2022

Age at death: 78 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

7 March 2023

Name: Christine Mary HALL

From: Newport

Date of death: 19 November 2022

Age at death: 80 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 7 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Hugh Gerald CANNING

From: Penkridge

Date of death: 20 November 2022

Age at death: 78 years

Location of death: Albrighton

Date of inquest: 7 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Richard James ORGILL

From: Telford

Date of death: 4 October 2022

Age at death: 49 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 7 March 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

9 March 2023

Name: Douglas WILLIAMS

From: Telford

Date of death: 4 November 2022

Age at death: 47 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 9 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Eliza WEBSTER

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 15 September 2022

Age at death: 55 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 9 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Kyle John Geoff PUGH

From: Newport

Date of death: 23 March 2022

Age at death: 29 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 9 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

14 March 2023

Name: Sean PYNE

From: Ryton-X1-Towns

Date of death: 12 December 2022

Age at death: 63 years

Location of death: Ryton-X1-Towns

Date of inquest: 14 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

20 March 2023

Name: Trevor Kenneth JONES

From: Ludlow

Date of death: 8 February 2022

Age at death: 54 years

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 20 March 2023 at 10am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - this case is listed with a Jury for 1 to 2 days

28 March 2023

Name: Stewart BODEN

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 24 January 2022

Age at death: 69 years

Location of death: Bicton, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 28 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Cameron Marc Michael Brian Alexander HEIGHWAY

From: Telford

Date of death: 1 December 2022

Age at death: 29 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 28 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Mark Ian HAYWOOD

From: Albrighton

Date of death: 25 November 2022

Age at death: 57 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 28 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Susan Leanora BEECH

From: Telford

Date of death: 16 December 2022

Age at death: 73 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 28 March 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

4 April 2023

Name: Margaret Eileen METCALFE

From: Morda, Oswestry

Date of death: 14 December 2022

Age at death: 93 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 4 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Alan Gavin METCALFE

From: Morda, Oswestry

Date of death: 14 December 2022

Age at death: 54 years

Location of death: Morda, Oswestry

Date of inquest: 4 April 2023 at 12am

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Patricia Ann JONES

From: Telford

Date of death: 27 November 2022

Age at death: 78 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 4 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

6 April 2023

Name: William George ROGERS

From: Bucknell

Date of death: 30 April 2022

Age at death: 26 years

Location of death: Diddlebury

Date of inquest: 6 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Paul Jeffrey WILKINS

From: Wellington

Date of death: 10 April 2022

Age at death: 58 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 6 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Kyle James GOODWIN

From: Telford

Date of death: 15 December 2022

Age at death: 30 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 6 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

13 April 2023

Name: Jack Roderick DORAN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 4 September 2022

Age at death: 28 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 13 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Martin Samuel WILLIS

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 15 September 2022

Age at death: 55 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 13 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: James Martin Rodden REILLY

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 26 September 2022

Age at death: 60 years

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 13 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

18 April 2023

Name: Michael James LLOYD

From: Oakengates

Date of death: 9 August 2022

Age at death: 63 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Robert James MILLS

From: Minsterley

Date of death: 2 December 2022

Age at death: 49 years

Location of death: A5, Gledrid, Oswestry

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Alice Charlotte PYKE

From: Stourport-on-Severn

Date of death: 6 December 2022

Age at death: 23 years

Location of death: Ludlow

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Andrew Edward KEMP

From: Albrighton

Date of death: 30 December 2022

Age at death: 41 years

Location of death: Albrighton

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Daniel James PARTON

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 4 January 2023

Age at death: 38 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Elsie May BROXTON

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 7 January 2023

Age at death: 85 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Terence Joseph HASLEGRAVE

From: Longnor, Shrewsbury

Date of death: 2 January 2023

Age at death: 86 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 18 April 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

4 May 2023

Name: Vanessa COPESTICK

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 20 January 2023

Age at death: 53 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 4 May 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

16 May 2023

Name: Margaret Gladys ROCHE

From: Telford

Date of death: 3 January 2023

Age at death: 74 years

Location of death: Royal Cornwall Hospital

Date of inquest: 16 May 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

18 May 2023

Name: Margaret Rose WOODCOCK

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 25 October 2022

Age at death: 88 years

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 18 May 2023 time pending

Inquest venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed