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Coroner and coroner’s inquests


The coroner is responsible for the investigation of reported deaths that are:

  • violent or unnatural
  • sudden and of unknown cause
  • in custody

An inquest is to find out who the person was and to establish when, where, and how they died. Our coroner works across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Address: Coroner’s office, Cleethorpes Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN

Telephone: 01472 324005

Track and trace for visitors

We are required by the Government to take track and trace details in advance of the inquest.

If you, your family or friends are attending an inquest you must read and comply with the following requirements:

  • Please think carefully whether you need to attend – we would prefer families to send one representative. If you are required to give evidence you must attend.
  • You must complete and return the form at least 10 days before the inquest.
  • You must comply with social distancing rules.
  • You must wear a face covering which you must bring with you. You will remove this if giving evidence.  If you are exempt from wearing a face covering due to medical conditions you must produce evidence of this. HM Coroner will not be wearing a face covering.
  • You will be expected to disinfect your hands on arrival.
  • Only attend 5 minutes before the inquest is scheduled to start. You will not be admitted to the building before this.
  • Any discussions after the inquest will take place outside the building.
  • There will be no drinking facilities. You will be allowed to bring a bottle of water in with you.
  • We need to know in advance if you are a disabled person. This includes if you are hard of hearing.

Failure to comply with the above may result in you being asked to leave.

Report a death to the coroner

A death is usually reported to the coroner by a doctor or the registrations service.

To refer a death to the coroner’s office complete the Report a death to the coroner form.

Coroner’s inquests

Details of upcoming coroner’s inquests in Northern Lincolnshire:

Date, time and locationInquests or OpeningsDeceased nameAgeDate of deathPlace of deathCoroner
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsJean MORTONMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsBrenda COLBROOKMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsEric PROBERTMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsPauline Yvonne EVANSMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsTrevor GEORGEMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsAndrea WALKERMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsRoger TYEMr P D Smith
Friday 28th January 2022 at 10AM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryStephen Peter LOND516th July 2020StallingboroughMr P D Smith
Tuesday 1st February 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsPaul David WESTGATEMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 1st February 2022 at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNOpeningsBrian Alfred JOENSENMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 10AM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryMary TAYLOR6629th April 2020ScunthorpeMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 2:15PM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryEmma Louise BROWN3924th November 2020GrimsbyMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 10AM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryAlexander Duncan JOHNSTON4710th May 2020WestwoodsideMs. Jane Eatock
Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 11:30AM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryDavid CROFT858th December 2020GrimsbyMs. Jane Eatock
Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 2PM at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryHilda Mary POWELL973rd December 2020Scunthorpe General HospitalMs. Jane Eatock
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 10am at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryMandy PARTLAND6127th May 2021Hull Royal InfirmaryMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 12 noon at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryDavid George WINGATE7413th February 2021GrimsbyMrs M Johnson
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 2pm at the Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LNInquest without JuryEric Roland BUTTERY9114th March 2021CleethorpesMrs M Johnson
Friday 25th February 2022 at 10am at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HUInquest without JuryJan STUDZINSKI5017th November 2019South FerribyMr P D Smith
Friday 25th February 2022 at 10am at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HUInquest without JuryGrzegorz PIETRZYK4917th November 2019South FerribyMr P D Smith
Friday 25th February 2022 at 10am at Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HUInquest without JuryAndrzej ANTOKIAK4617th November 2019South FerribyMr P D Smith

For details of past inquests download Coroner inquest dates (XLS, 58KB) – Updated January 2022.