Shropshire Council

Inquests

Covid-19 emergency arrangements

Please note that all inquests are subject to alteration

Following recent announcements by the government it has been possible to modify the restrictions in place regarding inquest hearings. On strict terms, it is possible for under 20 persons to attend an inquest though attendance remotely by telephone remains an option.

Media – you are now allowed to attend in person

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 the terms, including social distancing at all times, can be maintained.

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.

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. If the pre-inquest review is by phone you should arrive ten minutes earlier in case of an internal relocation of the review.

16 July 2020

Treasure item: A Post Medieval Gold Posy Ring - 2019 T1169

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

Date of inquest: 16 July 2020 at 2pm

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

From the Great Hanwood area

Treasure item: A Medieval Silver Finger Ring - 2019 T174

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

Date of inquest: 16 July 2020 at 2pm

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

From the Clun area

23 July 2020

Name: Dean MCDONALD

From: Hodnet

Date of death: 21 March 2020

Age at death: 19

Location of death: Buildwas

Date of inquest: 23 July 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Catherine Ann HUGHES

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 14 December 2019

Age at death: 55

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 23 July 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

29 July 2020

Name: Kevin SMITH

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 4 February 2020

Age at death: 42

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 29 July 2020 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: Razaq MAHMOOD

From: Wellington

Date of death: 23 December 2019

Age at death: 47

Location of death: Wem

Date of inquest: 29 July 2020 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: Daniel Mark HUGHES

From: Llanfyllin

Date of death: 14 September 2019

Age at death: 24

Location of death: A483, Near Oswestry

Date of inquest: 29 July 2020 at 2pm

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

PRE-INQUEST REVIEW - to be heard by telephone/Skype as required

4 August 2020

Name: Owen Harry HAWKINS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 30 October 2019

Age at death: 16

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 4 August 2020 at 11am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Daniel David BRETT-SUMMORS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 April 2019

Age at death: 34

Location of death: Cumbria

Date of inquest: 4 August 2020 at 12pm

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Kristian Ian LESTER

From: Church Stretton

Date of death: 26 August 2019

Age at death: 46

Location of death: Church Stretton

Date of inquest: 4 August 2020 at 2pm

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

5 August 2020

Name: Mavis Dorothy LUCAS

From: Newport

Date of death: 26 November 2018

Age at death: 75

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 5 August 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: John Beresford LUCAS

From: Newport

Date of death: 26 November 2018

Age at death: 86

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 5 August 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Peter Bartholomew REED

From: Telford

Date of death: 11 October 2019

Age at death: 44

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 5 August 2020 at 11:30am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Ian Stuart DEAN-NETSCHER

From: Telford

Date of death: 4 May 2020

Age at death: 65

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 5 August 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

11 August 2020

Name: Kyle Bradley HANSEN

From: Telford

Date of death: 28 January 2020

Age at death: 19

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 11 August 2020 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 Sidney HYDE

From: Church Stretton

Date of death: 27 April 2020

Age at death: 60

Location of death: Church Stretton

Date of inquest: 11 August 2020 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: Alexander Glyn LACEY

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 October 2019

Age at death: 28

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 11 August 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

19 August 2020

Name: Lewis James MCFARLIN

From: Stoke on Trent

Date of death: 14 January 2020

Age at death: 24

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

PRE-INQUEST REVIEW

Name: Matthew William WINNALL

From: Telford

Date of death: 8 February 2020

Age at death: 47

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 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: Ann CLARK

From: Hanwood

Date of death: 9 May 2020

Age at death: 64

Location of death: Hanwood

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 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: Frank Leonard WALKER

From: Bridgnorth

Date of death: 14 May 2020

Age at death: 47

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 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: Tristan Mark ALVIS

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 18 April 2020

Age at death: 22

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 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: John PICKERING

From: Dawley, Telford

Date of death: 5 July 2019

Age at death: 59

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 19 August 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

25 August 2020

Name: Simon Michael ROBERTS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 24 November 2019

Age at death: 50

Location of death: Bedfordshire

Date of inquest: 25 August 2020 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: Daniel KEATING

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 24 May 2020

Age at death: 47

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 25 August 2020 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: Pamela Louise McMAHON-BERKELEY

From: Shrwsbury

Date of death: 23 March 2020

Age at death: 54

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 25 August 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

26 August 2020

Name: Stuart Andrew HOLLINS

From: Madeley

Date of death: 29 April 2020

Age at death: 27

Location of death: Buildwas

Date of inquest: 26 August 2020 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: Amanda Jane HOPLEY

From: Wellington

Date of death: 3 May 2020

Age at death: 53

Location of death: Wellington

Date of inquest: 26 August 2020 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: Adam John BATEMAN

From: Wolverhampton

Date of death: 4 May 2020

Age at death: 30

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 26 August 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

10 September 2020

Name: Robert Donald MILLS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 2 March 2020

Age at death: 88

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 10 September 2020 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 September 2020

Name: Zoltan Miklos BIRO

From: Telford

Date of death: 11 March 2020

Age at death: 32

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 16 September 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Vincent John METCALFE

From: Telford

Date of death: 12 February 2020

Age at death: 50

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 16 September 2020 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: Helen Elizabeth MASON

From: Woore, Crewe

Date of death: 6 December 2019

Age at death: 34

Location of death: Woore, Crewe

Date of inquest: 16 September 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Brian Vincent UPTON

From: Ellerdine

Date of death: 15 May 2020

Age at death: 52

Location of death: Shawbury

Date of inquest: 16 September 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

22 September 2020

Name: Delsie WILLIAMS

From: Maesbury Marsh

Date of death: 12 May 2020

Age at death: 80

Location of death: Maesbury Marsh

Date of inquest: 22 September 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

1 October 2020

Name: Shirley Eileen PUGH

From: Cleobury Mortimer

Date of death: 11 March 2020

Age at death: 83

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 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 October 2020

Name: George Edward EVANS

From: Halfway House

Date of death: 21 August 2019

Age at death: 80

Location of death: Halfway House

Date of inquest: 6 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - with a Jury

7 October 2020

Name: Lee William DAVIES

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 18 June 2019

Age at death: 35

Location of death: Worcester Royal Hospital

Date of inquest: 7 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

12 October 2020

Name: Jonnie William MEEK

From: Cannock

Date of death: 11 August 2014

Age at death: 3

Location of death: Stafford County Hospital

Date of inquest: 12 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - listed for 5 days

22 October 2020

Name: Alan Spencer BUSBY

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 30 June 2019

Age at death: 69

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 22 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - all day

27 October 2020

Name: Kevin John DAVIES

From: Bridgnorth

Date of death: 21 May 2020

Age at death: 67

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 27 October 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Kelvin John HANKS

From: Bridgnorth

Date of death: 21 May 2020

Age at death: 73

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 27 October 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

6 January 2021

Name: Mohammed Ismael ZAMAN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 18 October 2019

Age at death: 31

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 6 January 2021 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - 6th, 7th, 8th (until 1pm) 11th & 12th January 2021