Coroner and inquests

Coronavirus (COVID-19) service update:

Please note that while Coroners are sitting in open court for inquest hearings, we have limited capacity for interested parties and members of the public to attend in person. Microsoft Teams is being used for all hearings so that interested parties and members of the press can participate in hearings remotely if necessary.

If you plan on attending, or if you would like access the Microsoft Teams meetings, please contact the Coroner Service on 0345 045 1364 ahead of time. Please do not turn up for a live hearing without checking with the Coroner Service first.

Please note that hearings may change at short notice. Please check this webpage the evening before a hearing is scheduled, for the most up to date information.

Coroners are required by law to investigate any sudden or unexplained death. They are independent of both local and central government and are required to act in accordance with laid down rules and procedures.

In most cases, no further action is required and the death can be registered as normal. However, the Coroner may decide to hold an inquest to establish the facts.

The Guide to Coroner Services is primarily for bereaved people but others involved in or affected by a Coroner investigation or attending a Coroner's inquest may also find it helpful.

Mr David Heming is Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

He is assisted in his duties by:

Ms Elizabeth Gray - Area Coroner
Mr Simon Milburn - Area Coroner

Mr Philip Barlow - Assistant Coroner
Dr Sam Bass - Assistant Coroner
Ms Samantha Broadfoot - Assistant Coroner
Mr Paul Clark - Assistant Coroner
Ms Anita Davies - Assistant Coroner
Mr Tim Deeming - Assistant Coroner
Ms Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC - Assistant Coroner
Ms Samantha Goward - Assistant Coroner
Mr Philip Grey - Assistant Coroner
Ms Caroline Jones - Assistant Coroner
Mr Keith Morton QC - Assistant Coroner
Mr Nicholas Moss - Assistant Coroner
Mr Andrew Perfect - Assistant Coroner
Ms Lorna Skinner QC - Assistant Coroner

The Coroner's Office can be contacted by email at coroners@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or by telephone on 0345 045 1364. Office opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, and Friday, 8am to 3.30pm.

Upcoming inquests

The following table lists the inquest hearings due to be held this month.

PIRH = Pre Inquest Review Hearing

Upcoming inquests
Name Age Place of death Date of death Coroner Inquest venue Type of hearing
Date Time Duration
Mark Duffield 33 Peterborough 18/06/2022 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Inquest 12/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Valentine Bingham 89 Peterborough City Hospital 24/03/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 12/09/2022 11:45 2 hours
Barbara Zoric 92 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 14/10/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Hinchingbrooke Hospital Inquest 15/09/2022 10:00 1.5 hours
Jean Phillips 94 Addenbrookes Hospital 12/06/2022 Mr Simon Milburn Addenbrookes Hospital Inquest 15/09/2022 10:00 1.5 hours
Barbara Saunders 67 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 20/06/2022 Mr Simon Milburn Hinchingbrooke Hospital Inquest 15/09/2022 11:45 1 hour
Michael Webb 91 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 06/04/2022 Mr Simon Milburn Hinchingbrooke Hospital Inquest 15/09/2022 14:15 1 hour
Shane Smiley 41 Peterborough 23/03/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Peterborough Inquest 15/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Carolyn Huckle 49 St. Neots 09/05/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray St. Neots Inquest 15/09/2022 11:15 1 hour
Testimony Parker 4 Basildon University Hospital 12/04/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Basildon University Hospital PIRH 16/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Christine Cole 74 Peterborough City Hospital 07/11/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Peterborough City Hospital Inquest 16/09/2022 11:30 2 hours
Stephen Halfpenny 56 Cambridge 09/03/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Cambridge Inquest 16/09/2022 14:00 1.5 hours
Garry Beech 53 Royal Papworth Hospital 19/03/2018 Mr David Heming Lawrence Court Inquest 20/09/2022 10:00 2 days
Jeanne Smith 80 Peterborough City Hospital 02/12/2021 Ms Sam Goward Lawrence Court Inquest 21/09/2022 10:00 1.5 hours
Sheenagh Matthews 61 Royal Papworth Hospital 22/03/2022 Ms Sam Goward Lawrence Court PIRH 21/09/2022 12:00 1.5 hours
Janet Wyllie 67 Peterborough City Hospital 27/11/2021 Ms Sam Goward Lawrence Court PIRH 21/09/2022 14:00 1.5 hours
Daniel Nicol 63 Peterborough City Hospital 15/12/2021 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Town Hall Adjourned 22/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Elaine Pringle 58 Royal Papworth Hospital 21/10/2021 Mr David Heming Lawrence Court PIRH 22/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Habib Lodhi 63 Peterborough 17/01/2021 Mr David Heming Lawrence Court PIRH 22/09/2022 13:00 1 hour
Mark Day 41 Gamlingay 27/02/2022 Mr David Heming Lawrence Court PIRH 22/09/2022 14:00 1 hour
Iftikhar Shah 48 Huntingdon 30/04/2022 Mr David Heming Lawrence Court PIRH 22/09/2022 15:00 1 hour
John Wells 91 Peterborough City Hospital 05/09/2021 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 23/09/2022 12:30 1.5 hours
Elizabeth Papangelou 84 Addenbrookes Hospital 30/04/2022 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 23/09/2022 14:15 1 hour
Kathleen Saberton 91 Peterborough City Hospital 11/02/2021 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 26/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Richard Edwards 74 Cambridge 02/02/2022 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 26/09/2022 11:00 1 hour
John Crowley 40 Peterborough 25/02/2022 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall PIRH 26/09/2022 14:00 1.5 hours
Sheila Simms 76 Huntingdon 30/11/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 26/09/2022 09:00 1.5 hours
Patricia Curtis 80 Bedford Hospital 02/04/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court PIRH 26/09/2022 10:30 45 mins
Dominic Jaczyk 49 Cambridge 21/10/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Adjourned 26/09/2022 11:30 2 hours
David Cornwell 71 Ely 07/04/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court PIRH 26/09/2022 14:15 45 mins
Christine Doyle 59 Addenbrookes Hospital 09/11/2020 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court PIRH 26/09/2022 15:15 45 mins
Kallis Kosta 47 Royal Papworth Hospital 01/10/2019 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 27/9/2022 12:00 45 mins
David Cox 76 Whittlesey 27/11/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 27/9/2022 13:30 1.5 hours
Joseph Darbyshire 28 Cambridge 06/12/2019 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 28/09/2022 10:00 1 day
Tatjana SIDOROVA 41 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 16/11/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court PIRH 28/09/2022 09:00 45 mins
Elizabeth Sani 72 Addenbrookes Hospital 07/10/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 28/09/2022 11:30 2 hours
Howard Parsons 56 Ely 08/11/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 28/09/2022 13:30 1.5 hours
Georgina Owen 21 Addenbrookes Hospital 21/9/2019 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court PIRH 28/09/2022 15:15 45 mins
Kaushik Kumar PURKAYASTHA 21 Addenbrookes Hospital 06/4/2022 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 29/09/2022 10:00 1 hour
Dennis George 84 Addenbrookes Hospital 07/10/2021 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 29/09/2022 12:00 1 hour
Alan Norman 73 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 31/12/2021 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 29/09/2022 15:00 1 hour
Donna Storey 55 Cambridge 23/4/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 29/09/2022 10:00 2 hours
Daphne Hurst 90 Cambridge 21/1/2019 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 29/09/2022 12:15 1 hour
James Stenning 40 Chatteris 13/6/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 29/09/2022 14:00 2 hours
Colin Levett 73 Royal Papworth Hospital 13/9/2020 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 30/09/2022 10:00 2 hours
Judith Sear 78 Cambridge 16/6/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 30/09/2022 12:30 2 hours
Kellie Sutton 33 Lister Hospital 26/8/2017 Ms Samantha Broadfoot Lawrence Court Adjourned 30/09/2022 10:00 3 hours
Diana Debeer 37 Addenbrookes Hospital 19/01/2021 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 03/10/2022 10:00 3 hours
Gerald Wilkinson 89 Peterborough City Hospital 20/11/2021 Mr Simon Milburn Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 03/10/2022 13:30 1.5 hours
Christian Hobbs 17 Peterborough City Hospital 26/12/2017 Mr David Heming Peterborough Town Hall Inquest 03/10/2022 10:00 2 weeks
Kelly Mclaughlin 41 Peterborough City Hospital 17/08/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray New Shire Hall Inquest 04/10/2022 09:00 45 mins
Louis Polet 43 Cambridge 23/07/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray New Shire Hall Inquest 04/10/2022 10:00 3 hours
Kyran Reading 10 Peterborough 07/03/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray New Shire Hall Inquest 04/10/2022 13:30 1/2 day
Noreen Garnham 88 Peterborough City Hospital 21/05/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 05/10/2022 10:00 1 hour
Bijoya Ghose 80 Hinchingbrooke Hospital 28/10/2021 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 05/10/2022 11:00 3.5 hours
Kellie Sutton 33 Lister Hospital 26/07/2017 Ms Samantha Broadfoot Landmark Chambers London PIRH 06/10/2022 10:00 3 hours
Liam Hardy 30 St Neots 25/06/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 06/10/2022 10:00 1 hour
Heather Diggle 79 Royal Papworth Hospital 03/12/2020 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 06/10/2022 11:30 3 hours
Russell Coulson 88 Peterborough City Hospital 06/08/2022 Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Inquest 06/10/2022 15:00 30 mins
Simon Scott 41 Peterborough City Hospital 04/01/2016 Ms Caoilfhionn Gallagher Huntingdon Town Hall PIRH 07/10/2022 10:00 1/2 day
Robert Mackay 55 Peterborough City Hospital 03/03/2015 Ms Caoilfhionn Gallagher Huntingdon Town Hall PIRH 07/10/2022 10:00 1/2 day
Ashley Gogerly 47 Peterborough City Hospital 29/03/2019 Ms Caoilfhionn Gallagher Huntingdon Town Hall PIRH 07/10/2022 10:00 1/2 day
John Hunt 67 Peterborough City Hospital 05/06/2013 Ms Caoilfhionn Gallagher Huntingdon Town Hall PIRH 07/10/2022 10:00 1/2 day

Inquests due to open

The following inquests are due to open on Thursday 29th September 2022 at 12.00pm by Mr Simon Milburn at Peterborough Town Hall.

Name Age Date of death Place of death
Patrice Douglas- Hall 54 01/09/2022 Peterborough
Alexander Smith - Sturgess 27 15/04/2022 St. Neots
Ella-Louise Eachus 19 26/04/2022 Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Rachel Gibson 47 14/07/2022 Addenbrookes Hospital
Ana Pachaleva 62 29/01/2022 Peterborough
Allison Palachat 54 31/05/2022 Huntingdon
Isla Cochrane 14 11/09/2022 Addenbrookes Hospital
Karen Thomas 28 19/07/2022 Great Shelford
Denise Howlett 80 12/09/2022 Peterborough City Hospital
Anthony Christian 42 18/08/2022 Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Daniel Stephenson 31 11/02/2022 Peterborough
Chelsey Howe 30 29/05/2022 Peterborough City Hospital
Christine George 75 07/09/2022 St. Ives

Treasure Inquests

Details Coroner Location Type Date Time Duration
2021 T830 - Single silver Roman finger-ring Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Treasure Inquest 19/08/2022 10:00 30 mins
2020 T665 - An early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) gold and garnet pendant of 7th century date Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Treasure Inquest 19/08/2022 10:30 30 mins
2020 T325 - Silver Anglo-Saxon / Early-Medieval strap-end Ms Elizabeth Gray Lawrence Court Treasure Inquest 19/08/2022 11:00 30 mins