Inquests are heard at HM Coroner's Courts, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland by His Majesty’s Senior Coroner Derek Winter DL, unless otherwise stated.

By virtue of section 9C Coroners and Justice Act 2009 some Inquests may be dealt with in writing (i.e. without a hearing in court) unless representations are made by email to coroner@sunderland.gov.uk no later than midday the day before the date shown in the list.

HM Senior Coroner may permit remote participation and/or observation in which case the warnings referred to in the Chief Coroner’s Guidance No. 42 on Remote Hearings will apply.  Practice Guidance on Remote Observation of Hearings issued by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary can be found here.

Attendance at Sunderland Coroner’s Court is assisted by volunteers from the Coroners' Courts Support Service.  Please visit https://coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk/ for further information or call 0300 111 2141 for their telephone support service.  

If you have any queries about listings, please email coroner@sunderland.gov.uk.

Hearing Date Time Inquest held Type of Inquest Hearing Name of Deceased Age Date of Death Place of Death Coroner's Officer
Wednesday 26th June 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Pamela Laverick 68 years 22/07/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Wednesday 26th June 2024 13:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Ryan Joe Hughes 37 years 12/05/2024 Houghton le Spring Vicky Ross
Wednesday 26th June 2024 14:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh John Weirs Telford 92 06/02/2024 Hetton Le Hole Jessica Lee
Wednesday 26th June 2024 14:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Steven Thompson 47 years 13/05/2024 Houghton le Spring Vicky Ross
Wednesday 26th June 2024 14:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Monika Maria Lewandowska 47 years 23/06/2022 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Wednesday 26th June 2024 15:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Sheena Catherine Massey 58 12/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Wednesday 26th June 2024 15:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Henry Donkin 77 years 25/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 27th June 2024 11:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Mahfod Mukhtar Ben-Rashed 69 04/04/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 27th June 2024 11:15 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh William Albert Armstrong 97 Years 25/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Lily Hunter
Thursday 27th June 2024 11:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Michael Beavers 57 years 20/04/2024 Sunderland, Tyne and Wear Lily Hunter
Thursday 27th June 2024 14:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Djanny Wele Ngambe 27 23/01/2024 Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 27th June 2024 15:15 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Patricia Anne Budd 63 years 19/10/2023 Sunderland Jessica Lee
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Ian Boggan - Day 1 56 Yrs 29/10/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 4th July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Ian Boggan - Day 2 56 Yrs 29/10/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 10th July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Olivia Peony Ridley 0 days 20/07/2023 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Wednesday 10th July 2024 12:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Andrew James Daly 43 years 18/05/2024 Washington Lily Hunter
Thursday 11th July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh John William Henderson (Provisional) 84 years 25/04/2022 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 11th July 2024 13:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Karl Robert John Reid 58 years 22/04/2024 Sunderland Alison Leonard
Thursday 11th July 2024 13:15 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Sandra Anderson 77 Years 30/11/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Lily Hunter
Wednesday 17th July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Dominic Craig Middlemas 23 years 12/07/2022 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Wednesday 17th July 2024 11:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Michael John Hogan 54 years 03/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Wednesday 17th July 2024 11:30 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Ian Peter Langley 54 years 03/10/2023 Hospital, Newcastle Vicky Ross
Thursday 18th July 2024 14:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Joel Kenneth Ineson 55 years 01/06/2023 Houghton le Spring Jessica Lee
Thursday 1st August 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Norma Greenfield 85 Yrs 07/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 8th August 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Robert Bransby 62 years 28/04/2024 Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 15th August 2024 11:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Paul Bushby Gray 71 yrs 16/06/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 5th September 2024 11:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Darren Christian McGuinness 50 Yrs 08/04/2024 Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 5th September 2024 12:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Owen Haley 59 Yrs 13/04/2024 Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Friday 13th September 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Susan Rowell 71 Years 14/05/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Lily Hunter
Wednesday 18th September 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Judith Crompton 63 years 25/05/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Wednesday 18th September 2024 10:45 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Trevor James Appleton 72 yrs 08/01/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 18th September 2024 12:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Shaun Sydney Gibbon 55 yrs 16/01/2024 Houghton le Spring Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 18th September 2024 13:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Ali Reza Ghaiser (PIR) prov 48 years 31/07/2022 Sunderland Alison Leonard
Thursday 19th September 2024 11:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Stephen Howe 30 years 23/06/2023 Hospital, Newcastle Lily Hunter
Wednesday 25th September 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Gary Bunting 56 yrs 01/05/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Monday 30th September 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh John George Lawson 69 years 19/02/2023 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Tuesday 1st October 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh John George Lawson 69 years 19/02/2023 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Thursday 3rd October 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Day 1 - Brian Merrigan 85 years 09/06/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Lily Hunter
Friday 4th October 2024 12:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Day 2 - Brian Merrigan 85 years 09/06/2023 Hospital, Sunderland Lily Hunter
Wednesday 9th October 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place John Paul Hurst 49 years 15/09/2024 Hawthorn, County Durham Alison Leonard
Thursday 10th October 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place John Paul Hurst 49 years 15/09/2021 Hawthorn, County Durham Alison Leonard
Friday 11th October 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place John Paul Hurst 49 years 15/09/2021 Hawthorn, County Durham Alison Leonard
Wednesday 13th November 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Melissa Eastick 36 years 17/10/2023 Sunderland Alison Leonard
Friday 22nd November 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Lois Davidson 27 years 03/10/2020 Washington Jessica Lee