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. If you or another attendee requires wheelchair access do please let us know beforehand.

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.

1 March 2024

Name: Victor Trevor COLLINS

From: Wem

Date of death: 21 May 2022

Age at death: 83 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 1 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 - AWAITING NEW DATE FOR LISTING

7 June 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: 7 June 2024 at 11am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

21 June 2024

Name: William Stephen GREEN

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 9 July 2023

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 21 June 2024 at 2pm

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Pre-Inquest review

26 June 2024

Name: Patrick Joseph WESTON

From: Telford

Date of death: 30 April 2024

Age at death: 41 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 26 June 2024 at 9:30am

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

Heard by:

OPENING

Name: Emma Jayne Ann BOND

From: Brough

Date of death: 7 February 2024

Age at death: 33 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 26 June 2024 at 11am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

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 at 11:30am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

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: 26 June 2024 at 2pm

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Pre-Inquest Review Hearing

3 July 2024

Name: William John HUBBARD

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 27 May 2023

Age at death: 19 years

Location of death: Shifnal

Date of inquest: 3 July 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

Treasure item: Oval gold Saxon mount decorated with interlace, probably a hilt plate of early medieval date (c. 600-750AD) (2020 T1044)

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

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 10am

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Found at Westbury, Shropshire

Treasure item: A complete gold posy finger ring dating to the post medieval period (c.AD 1625-1700) (2023 T606)

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

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 10am

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Found at Moreton Say, Shropshire

Treasure item: A complete gold penannular ring dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (1300-800 BC) (2023 T1068)

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

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 10am

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

Found in the Market Drayton area

Name: Michael David HOPLEY

From: Northwich, Cheshire

Date of death: 23 March 2024

Age at death: 79 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 10:30am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Charlotte Elizabeth THOMAS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 27 March 2024

Age at death: 35 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 11am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

Name: Michael Alan HAYLETT

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 10 January 2024

Age at death: 86 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 3 July 2024 at 11:30am

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

Heard by: H Westerman, Assistant Coroner

INQUEST

16 July 2024

Name: Phyllis Maureen TREVATT

From: Wem

Date of death: 28 March 2024

Age at death: 87 years

Location of death: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 16 July 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: Michael Earl HUBBARD

From: Burford

Date of death: 25 March 2024

Age at death: 43 years

Location of death: Burford

Date of inquest: 16 July 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: Ralph Arthur ALLARD-BLACKSHAW

From: Codsall

Date of death: 19 March 2024

Age at death: 25 years

Location of death: Bridgnorth

Date of inquest: 16 July 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: 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: 16 July 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: Lisa Anne FEWTRELL

From: Shifnal

Date of death: 22 February 2024

Age at death: 52 years

Location of death: Shifnal

Date of inquest: 16 July 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

17 July 2024

Name: Colin Dudley LINE

From: Telford

Date of death: 24 January 2024

Age at death: 74 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 17 July 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

24 July 2024

Name: Robert Neville FROST

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 21 February 2024

Age at death: 57 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 24 July 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: Katie Louise MULLINER

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 29 February 2024

Age at death: 37 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 24 July 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: Steven HARMON

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 5 March 2024

Age at death: 44 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 24 July 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 to be confirmed

Name: Nicholas ROBERTS

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 16 March 2024

Age at death: 46 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 24 July 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: 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: 24 July 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

30 July 2024

Name: Keiron Roy SMITH

From: Telford

Date of death: 1 January 2024

Age at death: 21 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 30 July 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: 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: 30 July 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

8 August 2024

Name: Paul Dennis JORDAN

From: Wolverhampton

Date of death: 16 December 2023

Age at death: 33 years

Location of death: Billingsley

Date of inquest: 8 August 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: Harry HULL-MERRICK

From: Wellington

Date of death: 4 February 2024

Age at death: 36 years

Location of death: Worcester

Date of inquest: 8 August 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

Name: Steve David PRIME

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 6 March 2024

Age at death: 68 years

Location of death: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Date of inquest: 8 August 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: David John LEACH

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 27 April 2024

Age at death: 76 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 8 August 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: Andy GILCHRIST

From: Ludlow

Date of death: 19 March 2024

Age at death: 31 years

Location of death: Ludlow

Date of inquest: 8 August 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

14 August 2024

Name: Elwyn James HUGHES

From: Munslow

Date of death: 18 April 2024

Age at death: 83 years

Location of death: Munslow

Date of inquest: 14 August 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: Michael Jason PULLEN

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 13 March 2024

Age at death: 45 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 14 August 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

23 August 2024

Name: Geoffrey Arthur HARDY

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 9 May 2024

Age at death: 73 years

Location of death: Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 23 August 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: John Hood ROBERTSON

From: Telford

Date of death: 13 May 2024

Age at death: 77 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 23 August 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: Howard Joseph WILLIAMSON

From: Nesscliffe

Date of death: 29 April 2024

Age at death: 65 years

Location of death: Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury

Date of inquest: 23 August 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

29 August 2024

Name: Peter Richard SOUTHALL

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 14 March 2024

Age at death: 56 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 29 August 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: Vince Albert GARFIELD

From: Telford

Date of death: 1 May 2024

Age at death: 56 years

Location of death: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Date of inquest: 29 August 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: Charanjit SINGH

From: Oswestry

Date of death: 9 May 2024

Age at death: 60 years

Location of death: Oswestry

Date of inquest: 29 August 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

4 September 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: 4 September 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

10 September 2024

Name: Jozef NAGY

From: Telford

Date of death: 16 May 2024

Age at death: 57 years

Location of death: Telford

Date of inquest: 10 September 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: 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: 10 September 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

24 September 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: 24 September 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: Sheila Alexandra WARNER

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 17 May 2024

Age at death: 61 years

Location of death: Royal Stoke University Hospital

Date of inquest: 24 September 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

21 October 2024

Name: Simon Lee FOLLOS

From: Market Drayton

Date of death: 22 August 2023

Age at death: 49 years

Location of death: Market Drayton

Date of inquest: 21 October 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 - Provisional listing for approximately 4 days

30 October 2024

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: 30 October 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: 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: 30 October 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

6 November 2024

Name: Russell John GITTINS

From: Shrewsbury

Date of death: 18 January 2024

Age at death: 54 years

Location of death: Shawbury

Date of inquest: 6 November 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