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 24th July 2024 10:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Raymond Ridley 77 Yrs 11/03/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 24th July 2024 12:15 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Norman Griffiths 90 years 17/07/2024 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Wednesday 24th July 2024 13:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Stanley Laws 69 years 17/07/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Wednesday 31st July 2024 10:30 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 31st July 2024 13:30 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Kelvin Peter Hebden 55 07/07/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Wednesday 31st July 2024 14:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Weizmann Oseghale Iyere 28 09/03/2024 Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 1st August 2024 09:00 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 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 15th August 2024 13:00 in Court 1 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Graeme John Berry 37 19/04/2024 Easington Lane Jessica Lee
Thursday 22nd August 2024 10:00 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
Thursday 22nd August 2024 11:00 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Lorraine Ross 52 years 21/03/2024 Sunderland Alison Leonard
Thursday 22nd August 2024 11:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Mary Christine Caroline Sarah Rolfe 49 years 18/08/2023 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear Alison Leonard
Thursday 22nd August 2024 12:00 in Court 1 Opening – to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Kenneth Robe 59 06/07/2024 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 29th August 2024 10:00 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
Wednesday 4th September 2024 13:30 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 5th September 2024 12:15 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Adam Delaney 43 years 01/06/2024 Washington Alison Leonard
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
Wednesday 18th September 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
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
Thursday 19th September 2024 11:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Karl Robert John Reid 58 years 22/04/2024 Sunderland Alison Leonard
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 - DAY 1 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 - DAY 1 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 Brian Merrigan - DAY 1 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 Brian Merrigan - DAY 2 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 - DAY 1 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 - DAY 2 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 - DAY 3 49 years 15/09/2021 Hawthorn, County Durham Alison Leonard
Thursday 24th October 2024 10:30 in Court 1 Final - to be heard by His Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Valerie Jane Gibson 64 years 29/10/2023 Hospital Sunderland 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
Thursday 20th March 2025 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