Shropshire Council

Inquests

Covid-19 emergency arrangements

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. For track & trace purposes we need the names of all those who wish to attend the inquest in person and you will be asked to provide a valid contact number which will be kept securely for 21 days.

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. Please note that those persons attending will need to provide a valid contact telephone number for track & trace purposes.

Please note anyone will now be required to wear a suitable face covering when attending the Coroners Court. This may be removed when speaking or giving evidence.

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.

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 telephone you should arrive ten minutes earlier in case of an internal relocation of the review.

1 October 2020

Name: Mervyn POPE

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 8 August 2020

Age at death: 61

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 at 9:30am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

OPENING

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: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Cyrus Wesley MORRIS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 17 September 2020

Age at death: 89

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 at 9:45am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

Name: Pavita SINGH

From: Telford

Date of death: 20 September 2020

Age at death: 60

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 at 9:45am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

Name: Anthony Peter OWEN

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 20 September 2020

Age at death:

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 at 9:45am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

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: 1 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Zoe Elizabeth VAUGHAN

From: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Date of death: 28 April 2020

Age at death: 29

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 1 October 2020 time pending

Inquest venue: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing 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: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant 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: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J M Lees, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - with a jury

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

20 October 2020

Name: Alexander Glyn LACEY

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 October 2019

Age at death: 28

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 20 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST (conclusion)

Name: Mavis Dorothy LUCAS

From: Newport

Date of death: 26 November 2018

Age at death: 75

Location of death: Newport

Date of inquest: 20 October 2020 at 2pm

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: 20 October 2020 at 2pm

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

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: Christopher Edward WILSON

From: Ellesmere

Date of death: 9 May 2020

Age at death: 35

Location of death: Ellesmere

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: 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

Name: Anna Carolyn COOK

From: Ellesmere

Date of death: 1 May 2020

Age at death: 41

Location of death: Ellesmere

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 of listing to be confirmed

Name: Jade THOMAS

From: Wrockwardine Wood

Date of death: 12 July 2020

Age at death: 31

Location of death: Wrockwardine Wood

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 of listing to be confirmed

Name: Malcolm Francis STAFFORD

From: Church Aston, Newport

Date of death: 15 July 2020

Age at death: 61

Location of death: near Rochdale

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 of listing to be confirmed

29 October 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: 29 October 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Pre-Inquest review

3 November 2020

Name: Susanne Louise Marie HEIGHWAY

From: Telford

Date of death: 31 May 2020

Age at death: 34

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 3 November 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Daniel OSBORN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 5 June 2020

Age at death: 37

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 3 November 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUESST - time to be confirmed

Name: Ryan Martyn Ian WOLVERSON

From: Telford

Date of death: 22 July 2020

Age at death: 25

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 3 November 2020 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: Kathleen Jane ALPIN

From: Telford

Date of death: 22 July 2020

Age at death: 44

Location of death: Oakengates

Date of inquest: 3 November 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: Jamie Bodey Ian DAY

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 25 June 2020

Age at death: 40

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 3 November 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

12 November 2020

Name: Colin Leonard VAUGHAN

From: Telford

Date of death: 18 August 2020

Age at death: 71

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 12 November 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

18 November 2020

Name: Daniel Mark HUGHES

From: Llanfyllin

Date of death: 4 June 2017

Age at death: 24

Location of death: A483, Near Oswestry

Date of inquest: 18 November 2020 at 10am

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - listed all day

25 November 2020

Name: Ian Andrew EDWARDS

From: Coton, Whitchurch

Date of death: 30 July 2020

Age at death: 58

Location of death: Coton, Whitchurch

Date of inquest: 25 November 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: Sophie Louise CLARKSON

From: Hinstock, Market Drayton

Date of death: 11 August 2020

Age at death: 48

Location of death: Water's Upton, Telford

Date of inquest: 25 November 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

9 December 2020

Name: Keith LISTER

From: Telford

Date of death: 31 July 2020

Age at death: 60

Location of death: B4368 Millichope Park, Munslow

Date of inquest: 9 December 2020 time pending

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

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

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: 9 December 2020 time pending

Inquest venue: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Alfred Paul ROGERS

From: Lucton

Date of death: 8 April 2020

Age at death: 60

Location of death: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date of inquest: 9 December 2020 time pending

Inquest venue: The Old Crown Court Complex, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

17 December 2020

Name: Paul Anthony EVANS

From: Ellesmere

Date of death: 24 August 2020

Age at death: 51

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 17 December 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 December 2020

Name: Mark David DAVENPORT

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 8 June 2020

Age at death: 43

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 22 December 2020 at 12am

Inquest venue: The Old Crown Court Complex, 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