Inquests are heard at HM Coroner's Court, Civic Centre, Sunderland by Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner Derek Winter, unless otherwise stated.

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Hearing Date Time Type of Inquest Hearing Name of Deceased Age Date of Death Place of Death Coroner's Officer
Tuesday 20th April 2021 09:30 Final Joseph Graham 74 13/04/2021 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Tuesday 20th April 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh David Steel 50 28/07/2019 Hospital, Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Tuesday 20th April 2021 13:15 Opening David Lee 72 13/04/2021 Hospital Sunderland Alison Leonard
Tuesday 20th April 2021 13:30 Opening Joseph Ward 65 12/04/2021 Home Alison Leonard
Tuesday 20th April 2021 14:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Joan Surtees 73 04/07/2020 Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Wednesday 21st April 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle Lewis Nathan Stubbs 18 24/07/2019 France Jessica Lee
Wednesday 21st April 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle Andrew Leslie Buck 37 24/07/2019 France Jessica Lee
Friday 23rd April 2021 10:00 Final Nathan Bell 24 23/02/2020 Houghton le Spring Neville Dixon
Thursday 29th April 2021 10:00 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh David Dixon 49 29/12/2019 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Tuesday 4th May 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place George Frederick Martin 65 13/06/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 5th May 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place George Frederick Martin 65 13/06/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Thursday 6th May 2021 11:00 Final Kelly Connolly 47 06/01/2021 Sunderland Alison Leonard
Thursday 6th May 2021 13:00 Final Janet Elizabeth Williams 51 08/02/2021 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 6th May 2021 14:00 Final Leanne Haswell 28 07/02/2021 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Monday 10th May 2021 10:00 Final Richard Burgess 79 30/11/2018 Care Home, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Monday 10th May 2021 14:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle Finnuala Patricia Ryan (INQUEST TO BE HEARD IN COCKERMOUTH) 14 13/12/2019 Windermere, Cumbria Andrew Weighill
Tuesday 11th May 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle Finnuala Patricia Ryan (INQUEST TO BE HEARD IN COCKERMOUTH) 14 13/12/2019 Windermere, Cumbria Andrew Weighill
Tuesday 11th May 2021 10:00 Final Richard Burgess 79 30/11/2018 Care Home, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Wednesday 12th May 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle Finnuala Patricia Ryan (INQUEST TO BE HEARD IN COCKERMOUTH) 14 13/12/2019 Windermere, Cumbria Andrew Weighill
Wednesday 12th May 2021 10:00 Final Ann Marie Anderson 63 06/02/2021 Houghton le Spring Vicky Ross
Wednesday 12th May 2021 10:00 Final Richard Burgess 79 30/11/2018 Care Home, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 13th May 2021 10:00 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Steven Carter 61 09/08/2020 Sunderland Jessica Lee
Thursday 13th May 2021 10:00 Final Richard Burgess 79 30/11/2018 Care Home, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Friday 14th May 2021 10:00 Final Richard Burgess 79 30/11/2018 Care Home, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Tuesday 18th May 2021 09:30 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Wayne Michael Smith 49 16/03/2021 Hospital, Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Tuesday 18th May 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Christopher Hendry 35 29/12/2019 Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Wednesday 19th May 2021 10:00 Final Mark James Herron 53 18/02/2020 Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 20th May 2021 10:00 Final Mark James Herron 53 18/02/2020 Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 27th May 2021 10:00 Final Declan John Gillgallon 21 22/02/2021 Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 27th May 2021 11:00 Final John Carlin 76 17/02/2021 Washington, Tyne & Wear Vicky Ross
Thursday 27th May 2021 13:00 Final Tom Dixon 30 01/11/2020 Washington, Tyne & Wear Vicky Ross
Thursday 27th May 2021 14:00 Final Eric Davis 63 25/02/2021 Sunderland Neville Dixon
Thursday 27th May 2021 14:00 Final James Davis 63 25/02/2021 Sunderland Neville Dixon
Tuesday 8th June 2021 10:00 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner David Place Lesley Ward 88 03/02/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Wednesday 16th June 2021 10:00 Final Daniel David Rennoldson 27 11/11/2020 Houghton le Spring Andrew Weighill
Thursday 17th June 2021 10:00 Final Baldish Kaur Sahajpal 67 14/03/2021 Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 09:00 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh June Mawhinney 69 16/06/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Andrew Weighill
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 09:15 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Lois Davidson 27 03/10/2020 Washington Jessica Lee
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 09:30 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Mark Alan Mcintyre 48 15/08/2020 Newcastle Jessica Lee
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 09:45 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Vivien Moy 55 16/01/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 10:00 Pre Inquest Review – to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Thomas Brookes 16 28/09/2019 Sunderland Reginald Hooper
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Nicola Louise Ellison 31 14/03/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Jessica Lee
Monday 28th June 2021 10:00 Final Vinnie William Ord Dodds - Day 1 0 14/04/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Tuesday 29th June 2021 10:00 Final Vinnie William Ord Dodds - Day 2 0 14/04/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Wednesday 30th June 2021 10:00 Final Vinnie William Ord Dodds - Day 3 0 14/04/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Thursday 1st July 2021 10:00 Final Vinnie William Ord Dodds - Day 4 0 14/04/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Friday 2nd July 2021 10:00 Final Vinnie William Ord Dodds - Day 5 0 14/04/2020 Hospital, Sunderland Vicky Ross
Tuesday 13th July 2021 12:00 Pre Inquest Review Ryan David Collier 34 24/10/2020 Turkey Reginald Hooper
Thursday 15th July 2021 10:00 Pre Inquest Review Patryk Rafal Mortimer 39 03/11/2018 Easington Lane Reginald Hooper
Monday 20th September 2021 10:00 Final - to be heard by Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner Karin Welsh Richard Gray Jordan 33 04/08/2019 Sunderland Andrew Weighill