The Coroner’s Office in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire is continuing to operate as normal although staff are now working from home in line with Government guidance with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
No routine inquests will take place until further notice. We will continue however to deal with urgent matters in court which means that we will open inquests and deal with certain fast track inquests to ensure the deceased can be released in a timely fashion. Such hearings will be dealt with on either Tuesday or Thursday each week until further notice. Whilst these hearings are still held in court for legal reasons they are hearings where there is no necessity for families or the public to attend and it is strongly recommended that the Government guidance on physical distancing is maintained in order to protect the community and our team.
A process using remote technology is being worked on currently to allow other types of inquests to be held and families will be updated as this progresses.
In the circumstances please send any contact to the office via email as detailed below. The email is monitored every day and our team will assist you with any enquiries.
We would appreciate your understanding and co-operation at this time.
Name of deceased
Date of death
Place of death
|Thursday, 6 August||9.30am||Craig Batkin||53||1705/2020||Berryhill, Stoke-on-Trent|
|Darren Roy Beech||50||17/05/2020||Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent|
|Temujin Yucel-Finn||3 hrs||09/06/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Roger David Kedwards||83||30/05/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Philip David Clowes||71||27/12/2019||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Patricia Eaton||60||06/06/2020||Newcastle, Staffs|
|Friday, 7 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Monday, 10 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Tuesday, 11 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Wednesday, 12 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Thursday, 13 August||9:30am||Florence Norma Biddulph||76||23/02/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|John Hansell||80||14/07/2019||Longton, Stoke-on-Trent|
|Grant Finney||41||30/01/2020||Newcastle, Staffs|
|Gary Simpkin||52||26/01/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Anabelle Hassall||1 hr||04/07/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Iris Capper||86||01/03/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Albert Morris||75||03/06/2020||Tean, Staffs|
|Friday 14 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Monday 17 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Tuesday 18 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Wednesday 19 August||NO INQUESTS|
|Thursday 20 August||9:30am||Simon J Brown||46||10/02/2020||Newcastle, Staffs|
|Peter J Davis||77||25/05/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Michael Edward Ives||81||01/10/2019||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Keith Jones||52||30/04/2020||Newcastle, Staffs|
|Donald Ibbs||87||03/01/2020||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Russell Rossiter||87||30/12/2019||Royal Stoke University Hospital|
|Friday 21 August||NO INQUESTS|