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 40 persons (including court staff) being able to attend the hearing due to fire safety reasons, attendance remotely or by telephone also remains an option. Upon arrival please head to main reception at the Shirehall from where you will be directed to the Coroners Court.

If anyone does wish to attend in person or by telephone, including the media, they must contact us on 01743 258540 or by email coroner@shropshire.gov.uk no later than 24 hours before the hearing so that we can check availability.

Inquests in writing 

Inquests can now be concluded under Section 9C of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 i.e. an Inquest conducted in writing with no hearing required.

2 January 2024

Name: Alfred John William McCORMICK

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 12 January 2024

Age at death: 18 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 January 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - to be relisted before the end of March 2024

Name: Hannah PEREIRA SGROI

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 6 April 2023

Age at death: 31 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 2 January 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - AWAITING NEW DATE FOR LISTING

Name: William Stephen GREEN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 9 July 2023

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 2 January 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - AWAITING NEW DATE FOR LISTING

23 February 2024

Name: Jonathan Louis Bevan MOLESWORTH

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 29 January 2024

Age at death: 30 years

Location of death: Grenoble

Date of inquest: 23 February 2024 at 9:45am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

FAST TRACK INQUEST

Name: Craig CAUNT

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 14 November 2023

Age at death: 38 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 23 February 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

27 February 2024

Name: Sarah Katherine AARON

From: Horsehay, Telford

Date of death: 27 June 2022

Age at death: 47 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 27 February 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

28 February 2024

Name: Andrew Raymond BEVAN

From: Westbury

Date of death: 17 November 2023

Age at death: 35 years

Location of death: Minsterley

Date of inquest: 28 February 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

7 March 2024

Name: Walter Ronald JONES

From: Oakengates

Date of death: 26 November 2023

Age at death: 86 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 7 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Eric Alexander STEPHANI

From: Llandegla, Denbighshire

Date of death: 26 November 2023

Age at death: 48 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 7 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: David Graham VESTY

From: Craven Arms

Date of death: 27 November 2023

Age at death: 72 years

Location of death: Craven Arms

Date of inquest: 7 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Ricky BRIFFA

From: Telford

Date of death: 5 December 2023

Age at death: 35 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 7 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

13 March 2024

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: 13 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Terence RANSLEY

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 24 July 2022

Age at death: 69 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 13 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Wayne John ALLUM

From: Ellesmere

Date of death: 13 December 2023

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Ellesmere

Date of inquest: 13 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Mary Elizabeth Ward NORNABLE

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 9 September 2023

Age at death: 84 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 13 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Chloe GREENWOOD

From: St Georges, Telford

Date of death: 9 October 2023

Age at death: 18 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 13 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

19 March 2024

Name: Vanessa Alexandra COPESTICK

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 20 January 2023

Age at death: 53 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 19 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST for 2 days

21 March 2024

Name: Lee James MAYALL

From: Bishop's Castle

Date of death: 28 September 2023

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Bishops Castle

Date of inquest: 21 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Angela DANCE

From: Quatford, Bridgnorth

Date of death: 16 October 2023

Age at death: 68 years

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 21 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Madison Jean EVANS

From: Cressage

Date of death: 28 November 2023

Age at death: 17 years

Location of death: Nr Much Wenlock

Date of inquest: 21 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Eliza NGABA

From: Broseley

Date of death: 15 August 2022

Age at death: 2 years

Location of death: The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 21 March 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Justina WINSON

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 12 October 2023

Age at death: 44 years

Location of death: Bayston Hill

Date of inquest: 21 March 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

4 April 2024

Name: Anna Patricia SHORE

From: Ellesmere

Date of death: 21 October 2023

Age at death: 31 years

Location of death: Ellesmere

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Stephen Paul MORRIS

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 12 November 2023

Age at death: -1284 hours and 57 minutes

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Ifeanyi Lawrence ISITOR

From: Telford

Date of death: 30 November 2023

Age at death: 43 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Dominika Maria OGONOWSKA

From: Wellington

Date of death: 13 December 2023

Age at death: 22 years

Location of death: Wellington

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: William John HUBBARD

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 27 May 2023

Age at death: 19 years

Location of death: Shifnal

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Ashley JONES

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 20 August 2023

Age at death: 34 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 4 April 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

12 April 2024

Name: Warren Keith PETTET

From: Albrighton

Date of death: 14 December 2023

Age at death: 40 years

Location of death: Albrighton

Date of inquest: 12 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Benjamin Anthony Edward WORRALL

From: Pontesbury

Date of death: 1 October 2023

Age at death: 17 years

Location of death: A458, Rowton Castle

Date of inquest: 12 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

Name: Darren Julian George HAMILTON

From: Telford

Date of death: 29 November 2023

Age at death: 58 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 12 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Shake ZAKARIA

From: Birmingham

Date of death: 30 November 2023

Age at death: 50 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 12 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Inquest - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Doreen BUCKLEY

From: Stockport, Cheshire

Date of death: 8 October 2023

Age at death: 78 years

Location of death: Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry

Date of inquest: 12 April 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

17 April 2024

Name: John Andrew JACKSON

From: Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham

Date of death: 9 December 2023

Age at death: 60 years

Location of death: Morville

Date of inquest: 17 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Nerys Dwynwen JACKSON

From: Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham

Date of death: 9 December 2023

Age at death: 57 years

Location of death: Morville

Date of inquest: 17 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Keiron Roy SMITH

From: Telford

Date of death: 1 January 2024

Age at death: 21 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 17 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Russell William POWELL

From: Wem

Date of death: 21 December 2023

Age at death: 61 years

Location of death: Wem

Date of inquest: 17 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

23 April 2024

Name: Christopher Philip JIGGINS

From: Church Stretton

Date of death: 15 November 2023

Age at death: 56 years

Location of death: Church Stretton

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Shireen Nasmere KHALAILEH

From: Telford

Date of death: 31 October 2023

Age at death: 34 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Terrell Michael Kofi DEGBLOR

From: Telford

Date of death: 19 January 2024

Age at death: 19 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

Name: Paul Jeffrey WILKINS

From: Wellington, Telford

Date of death: 10 April 2022

Age at death: 58 years

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Mark Andrew DYKES

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 5 January 2024

Age at death: 42 years

Location of death: Loggerheads, Newcastle Under Lyme

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 at 10am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Carl James HARKINS

From: Madeley, Telford

Date of death: 16 July 2023

Age at death: 21 years

Location of death: Water Upton, Telford

Date of inquest: 23 April 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - date and time to be confirmed

1 May 2024

Name: Trevor David FURNISS

From: Kidderminister

Date of death: 20 October 2023

Age at death: 66 years

Location of death: Wyre Forest

Date of inquest: 1 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

3 May 2024

Name: Ian LATHAM

From: Whitchurch

Date of death: 25 December 2023

Age at death: 42 years

Location of death: Whitchurch

Date of inquest: 3 May 2024 at 12am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Alfred SHARP

From: Telford

Date of death: 2 January 2024

Age at death: 76 years

Location of death: Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Date of inquest: 3 May 2024 at 12am

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

Name: Kelvin Paul WILSON

From: Donnington, Telford

Date of death: 30 September 2023

Age at death: 66 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 3 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

10 May 2024

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: 10 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing 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: 10 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

14 May 2024

Name: Laura CARRILLO SANCHEZ

From: Telford

Date of death: 12 October 2023

Age at death: 27 years

Location of death: A41 Higher Heath, Whitchurch

Date of inquest: 14 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of hearing to be confirmed

31 May 2024

Name: Barry Sidney RUSSELL

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 19 November 2023

Age at death: 78 years

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 31 May 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed

4 June 2024

Name: Lily-May VAUGHAN

From: Kidderminster

Date of death: 4 February 2023

Age at death: 17 years

Location of death: Shawbury Heath, Shawbury

Date of inquest: 4 June 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: J P Ellery, Senior Coroner

INQUEST - time of listing to be confirmed

26 June 2024

Name: Derek John HAWKES

From: Doseley, Telford

Date of death: 12 December 2023

Age at death: 81 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 26 June 2024 time pending

Inquest venue: Coroner’s Court for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST - time to be confirmed