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
Joshua Gordon-Smith 15/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes Sheffield
Joyce Ward 15/11/2019 14:00PM Inquest Ms A Combes Sheffield
Peiqi Lei 18/11/2019 09:30AM Inquest Mr C Dorries Sheffield
Paul Walley 18/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
Albert Barker 19/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Brian Walker 19/11/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Sandra Lucas 20/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Leah Hirst 21/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes Barnsley
David Juett 22/11/2019 10:30AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield
Harold Jones 25/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
David Sharpe 25/11/2019 14:30PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Terry Elvin 26/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Barrie Parker 26/11/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Valerie Armitage 27/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Derek Crossland 27/11/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Kenneth Morse 27/11/2019 14:45PM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Dawn Mason 28/11/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms L Bower Sheffield
Joan Howard 29/11/2019 10:00PM Inquest Ms A Combes Sheffield
Tashfeen Mirza 29/11/2019 13:30PM PIR Ms A Combes Sheffield
James Harris 02/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
James Harris 03/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
Amy Deeley 03/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
David Juke 03/12/2019 13:00PM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
John Oldfield 04/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
James Harris 04/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Sheffield
John Oldfield 05/12/2019 TBC Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
John Oldfield 06/12/2019 TBC Inquest Ms T Rawden Sheffield
Robert Caudwell 06/12/2019 10:00AM Inquest Ms K Dickinson Sheffield

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