Inquest hearings times and dates

Inquests into sudden death are held in the courts at the Medico-Legal Centre. They are open to the public and will be heard by the Coroner or one of their assistants. If you wish to attend an inquest, please contact our office on 0114 2738721.

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The majority of inquests are held before a Coroner sitting alone. This will be the Senior Coroner or one of their Assistant Coroners. Assistant Coroners are also legally qualified and often ‘sit’ for the Senior Coroner on a few days each month. However, an inquest must be heard before a jury (of between 7 and 11 people) if the death occurred in detention (for example in prison or police custody), in a works accident or in other limited circumstances.

By law, the inquest is restricted to establishing the deceased's identity, when and where they died and how the death occurred. The verdict cannot be framed in such a way as to indicate criminal liability on the part of a named person or civil liability.

Upcoming inquests

Name Hearing Date Hearing Time Hearing Type Date of Death Place of Death Age Coroner District
Alfie Szoke 18/07/2024 09:00 Opening 04/03/2024 Barnsley 2 months Mrs T Rawden Barnsley
Linda Margaret Parker 18/07/2024 09:00 Opening 07/06/2024 Sheffield 78 Mrs T Rawden Sheffield
Mehmet Sidik Yildirim 18/07/2024 09:00 Opening 11/07/2024 Sheffield 47 Mrs T Rawden Sheffield
Phillip Lazenby 18/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 29/01/2024 Sheffield 64 Mrs T Rawden Sheffield
Douglas Anthony Whitham 18/07/2024 11:30 Documentary Inquest 11/12/2023 Sheffield 85 Mrs T Rawden Sheffield
Steven Claude Robinson Griffiths 18/07/2024 13:00 Inquest 03/09/2023 Barnsley 64 Mrs T Rawden Barnsley
Alex Elizabeth Crossland 19/07/2024 09:00 Opening 04/02/2024 Barnsley 31 Ms M Whittle Barnsley
Carl Stocks 19/07/2024 09:00 Opening 22/03/2024 Rotherham 58 Ms M Whittle Sheffield
Winnifred Durcella Williams 19/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 19/10/2023 Sheffield 92 Ms M Whittle Sheffield
Keely Louise Beal 19/07/2024 13:45 Documentary Inquest 22/03/2024 Sheffield 51 Ms M Whittle Sheffield
Anthony Richard Witham 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 16/07/2024 Sheffield 68 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Patricia Anne Dale 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 15/03/2024 Barnsley 77 Mr S Eccleston Barnsley
Susan Mary Bateman 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 14/07/2024 Sheffield 80 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Larraine France 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 09/07/2024 Sheffield 80 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Norman Watson 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 13/07/2024 Sheffield 88 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Richard John Stuart Richardson 22/07/2024 09:00 Opening 14/07/2024 Sheffield 79 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Timothy Colin Ball 22/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 30/09/2023 Sheffield 62 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Paul Collopy 22/07/2024 13:45 Inquest 02/11/2023 Sheffield 44 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Steven Shaw 23/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 15/11/2023 Barnsley 63 Ms T Rawden Barnsley
Jack Akers 23/07/2024 13:30 Inquest 12/04/2024 Sheffield 88 Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Stephen Johnson 24/07/2024 13:00 Documentary Inquest 03/12/2023 Barnsley 59 Ms F Morrison Barnsley
Colin Taylor 25/07/2024 09:30 Inquest 06/07/2022 Sheffield 76 Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Melford Lewis 25/07/2024 13:00 Inquest 05/11/2023 Sheffield 83 Ms K Dickinson Sheffield 
Darren Lee Stuart Eggleston 26/07/2024 10:00 Documentary Inquest 29/10/2023 Sheffield 50 Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Jason David Scott 26/07/2024 14:00 Inquest 27/01/2024 Sheffield 33 Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Stephen Ward 29/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 12/07/2023 Barnsley 76 Ms T Rawden Barnsley
Stephen Ward 30/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 12/07/2023 Barnsley 76 Ms T Rawden Barnsley
Monica Street 31/07/2024 10:00 Inquest 17/08/2023 Barnsley 89 Mr S Eccleston Barnsley
Nina Marie Levitt 01/08/2024 10:00 Documentary Inquest 02/03/2024 Barnsley 45 Ms K Dickinson Barnsley
Barry Oliver Saunders 01/08/2024 13:00 Documentary Inquest 05/03/2024 Sheffield 88 Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Anthony Royles 02/08/2024 10:00 Inquest 17/11/2023 Sheffield 68 Ms K Dickinson Sheffield 
Flora Mary Pearl Owen 05/08/2024 10:00 Inquest 30/11/2023 Sheffield 83 Ms T Rawden Sheffield 
Selamawit Negasi Tewelde 13/08/2024 10:00 Inquest 07/12/2023 Brightmore Drive    Sheffield  37 Mr S Eccleston Sheffield 
Amar Ahmed 14/08/2024 13:00 Inquest 07/07/2023 Sheffield 22 Ms F Morrison Sheffield
Sarah Helen Compton 20/08/2024 14:00 Inquest 31/08/2023 Sheffield 51 Ms H Berry Sheffield
Paul George Ashworth 22/08/2024 13:00 Inquest 17/01/2023 Sheffield 70 Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Caroline Wright 04/09/2024 10:00 Inquest 26/02/2024 Sheffield 50 Ms M Whittle Sheffield

Contact the Medico-Legal Centre

0114 273 8721
Monday to Friday
8am to 4pm
Watery Street
Sheffield
S3 7ES

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