Coroner


Current inquests

Media and other observers

Inquest hearings are held in public and members of the public, including the media, are welcome to attend Court in person to observe.

The Coroner has a power (but not a duty) to permit members of the public, including the media, to attend a hearing remotely by video or audio link.  Any application to observe a hearing remotely must be made by 10am on the day before the hearing, in writing to Coroner's Officers explaining why permission is sought and providing the name and address of each proposed observer. Applications will be considered in accordance with Chief Coroner's Guidance No. 42 (remote hearings).

It is a summary offence and a contempt of court to record or transmit or attempt to record or transmit any video, image or sound of any Court hearing. That includes transmitting or recording a hearing taking place via video link or taking or allowing anyone else to take any screenshot or video capture of the hearing using any device, including a phone.

Inquest openings

Inquests will be formally opened in the 15 minutes before the listed start time of the first full inquest.  

Inquests to be opened
Date of opening Name Age Date of death   Place of death Location of opening
10/02/2023 David Usher 78 03/02/2023 Bexhill on Sea Eastbourne Town Hall
10/02/2023 Kym Moore 58 02/02/2023 Eastbourne Eastbourne Town Hall
15/02/2023 David Noon 77 04/02/2023 Conquest Hospital Eastbourne Town Hall
15/02/2023 Damien Creedy 50 05/01/2023 Seaford Eastbourne Town Hall

Hastings Coroner’s Court

Muriel Matters House in Hastings:
Date Time Name Age Date of death Place of death Coroner’s officer
09/02/2023 11.00am John Mankelow 73 05/02/2022 Pevensey Maria Fabien
14/02/2023 11.30am Wayne Stuart 48 25/05/2022 St Leonards on Sea Reggie Jones
20/02/2023 to 24/02/2023 10.00am Chandler Bailey (heard with a jury) 23 04/01/2021 HMP Lewes Bob Greenall
28/02/2023 to 01/03/2023 10.00am Fazlehack Tetra 71 17/07/2022 Conquest Hospital David Tye

Eastbourne Coroner’s Court

Town Hall in Eastbourne:
Date Time Name Age Date of death Place of death
10/02/2023 9.30am Lilian Rolfe 71 11/06/2022 Peacehaven
10/02/2023 10.30am Sharon Pattenden 46 07/08/2022 Peacehaven
10/02/2023 11.30am Joan Carpenter 80 21/08/2022 Eastbourne
10/02/2023 2.00pm Robin Willis 62 16/02/2022 Hastings
15/02/2023 11.30am Andrew Collins 54 26/03/2022 Framfield
15/02/2023 2.00pm Thomas Moss 48 11/05/2022 Eastbourne
15/02/2023 3.15pm Peter Sullivan 87 23/08/2022 Bexhill on Sea
17/02/2023 10.30am Robin Matthews 80 04/04/2022 Hastings
17/02/2023 11.30am Connor Graves 26 19/04/2022 Peacehaven
17/02/2023 2.00pm Alexander Maison 18 18/09/2021 Eastbourne
17/02/2023 3.15pm Geoffrey Burton 76 03/03/2022 Hailsham

Inquests in writing

The following inquests in writing will be heard during the week commencing 13 February 2023.

Inquests in writing
Name Age Date of death Place of death
Susan Hall 85 26/08/2022 Royal Sussex County Hospital
East Sussex Coroner

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