Coroner and inquests

Coronavirus (COVID-19) service update:

Anyone who would like to attend any inquest hearing during the Coronavirus pandemic must telephone the Coroner's Office on 0345 045 1364 for further information.

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.

The Coroner's Office can be contacted by email at 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.

Upcoming inquests
Name Age Place of death Date of death Coroner Location Type Date, time and duration
Philip Lambert 67 Peterborough City Hospital 25/01/2019 Ms. Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp Lawrence Court, Huntingdon Final

30/03/2020 10:00

2 days

Paul Heneghan 38 Addenbrookes Hospital 07/01/2018 Mrs. Lorna Skinner Huntingdon Town Hall Final


Claire Morton 31 Addenbrookes Hospital 12/04/2019 Mr. David Heming Huntingdon Law Courts PIRH


David Tew 68 HMP Littlehey 17/09/2019 Mr. David Heming Huntingdon Law Courts Final

31/03/2020 10:00

1 hour

Daniel Stainton 46 HMP Peterborough 04/09/2019 Mr. Sean Horstead Huntingdon Law Courts PIRH ADJOURNED

Inquests due to be opened

There are no inquests due to be opened at present.

Name Age Date of death Place of death