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 his assistants.

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The majority of inquests are held before a Coroner sitting alone. This will be the Senior Coroner or one of his 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.

Name Hearing date Hearing time
Hearing type Coroner District
Jill Harris 13/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Patricia Bond 13/09/2019 13:00PM Inquest Mr S Eccleston Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 16/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Arthur Jepson 16/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
James Harris 16/09/2019 14:00PM PIR Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 17/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Brian Walker 17/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Sheilagh Mary Preston 17/09/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Michael Cousin 17/09/2019 14:15PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 18/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Ellen Foot 18/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 19/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Ellen Foot 19/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Betty Cooper 20/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Albert Thorpe 20/09/2019 11:30AM  Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Donald Woolley 20/09/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Cain Bridges 20/09/2019 14:15PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Maureen Law 20/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
Gillian Feltham 20/09/2019 14:00PM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 23/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Jean Lockey 23/09/2019 09:30AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 24/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Jean Lockey 24/09/2019 09:30AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 25/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Alexandra Rose 25/09/2019 09:30AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Robert Carson 25/09/2019 13:00PM PIR Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Nicholas Farman 25/09/2019 14:30PM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 26/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Jason Trickett 26/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Barnsley
Andrew Wainwright 26/09/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Helen Boardman 26/09/2019 14:15PM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Leslie Flint 27/09/2019 08:30AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Ian Parkin 27/09/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Barnsley
Andrew Chambers 27/09/2019 13:00PM PIR Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Lee Woods 27/09/2019 14:15PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Barnsley
Thomas Rawnsley 30/09/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Geoffrey Heald 30/09/2019 13:30PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
William Henry 30/09/2019 14:45PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 01/10/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Thomas Rawnsley 02/10/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Brian Gresham 02/10/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Mark Ashburner 02/10/2019 14:00PM PIR Ms T Rawden Barnsley
Thomas Rawnsley 03/10/2019 TBC Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Jean Sissons 03/10/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Sheffield
Dawn Mason 03/10/2019 13:30PM Inquest Ms A Combes  Barnsley
Robert Anthony 04/10/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Barnsley

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