Investigations and inquests in North East Kent

This area covers the district council areas of Canterbury (part), Dover (part) and Thanet.

Senior Coroner

Patricia Harding

Coroner's Officers

(Calls reporting a new death or relating to a current case.)

Telephone: 03000 41 06 03
Address: Coroners Office, Aberdeen House, 68 Ellington Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9ST
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

General enquiries

(General enquiries not related to an ongoing case or about a concluded case or related to treasure.)

Telephone: 03000 41 06 04
Address: Coroners Office, Aberdeen House, 68 Ellington Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9ST
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Announcements of Openings will be made prior to the start of Court proceedings.

The following listings are all provisional and may be subject to changes in date or time even at a late stage in proceedings. If you are intending to attend an inquest please check the listing the day before you are expecting the inquest to be heard for any revisions to time or date.

Inquests can also be listed at short notice and may not always appear on this page. If you are expecting an inquest to be listed and it does not appear on the page below please telephone or email the Coroner’s office using the contact details above.

Type Date Time Place Name Age Date of death Place of death
Inquest (6/7)16 October 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichNatasha Newell1422 July 2015Whitstable
Inquest (7/7)17 October 201710amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneNatasha Newell1422 July 2015Whitstable
Inquest17 October 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtKathleen Atkins8918 November 2016Margate
Inquest11 October 20173:30pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtIris Snelgrove818 March 2017Margate
Inquest17 October 201712pmMargate Magistrates CourtAli Ahmed3721 April 2017Margate
Pre inquest review18 October 201711amCanterbury Magistrates CourtAnastazya Ponsford8421 June 2017Canterbury
Inquest18 October 20171pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneBrian Packman7917 July 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest18 October 20172pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtWayne Smith3528 August 2016Cliftonville
Inquest23 October to 3 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichKevin Leslie Chittenden5816 October 2014Canterbury
Inquest24 October 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtJohn Shelley6319 April 2017Margate
Inquest24 October 201712pmMargate Magistrates CourtPamela Welton8530 April 2017Margate
Inquest24 October 20173:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtMichael Anthony Grant3711 June 2017Canterbury
Inquest31 October 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtJacqueline Dore5515 July 2017University College Hospital, London
Inquest31 October 201712pmMargate Magistrates CourtMatthew Sherwood4029 May 2017Whistable
Inquest31 October 20172pmMargate Magistrates CourtGlynis Ward5710 October 2017Herne Bay
Inquest6 - 8 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichKendall Reaves4614 December 2016Canterbury
Inquest7 November 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtCecil West8724 July 2017Broadstairs
Inquest7 November 201712pmMargate Magistrates CourtMale unknown-3 February 2017Canterbury
Inquest7 November 20172pmMargate Magistrates CourtFrederick Marshall862 August 2017Margate
Inquest7 November 20174pmMargate Magistrates CourtMavis Lilian Edwards8227 June 2017Margate
Inquest8 November 201710amCanterbury Magistrates CourtTerence McCann8231 January 2017Margate
Inquest9 - 10 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichMaxwell Lindsay Herbert Bates-Spiers3916 July 2016Poland
Inquest13 - 15 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichThomas Francis Mulvihill7212 August 2016Whitstable
Inquest14 November 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtPatricia Bagley8818 August 2017Margate
Inquest14 November 20174:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtSydney Thomas Jest7325 February 2017Thanet
Inquest15 November 20173:30pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtTony David Little3425 July 2017Margate
Inquest20 - 24 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichSean Wilkes217 July 2017Folkestone
Inquest 21 November 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtFabien Van Johnson221 June 2017Ramsgate
Inquest21 November 201711:30amMargate Magistrates CourtFrederick Eldridge8616 October 2017Canterbury
Inquest27 - 30 November 201710amThe Guildhall, SandwichMary Geradin Jane Green811 January 2016Margate
Inquest28 November 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtHenry Groom822 March 2017Herne Bay
Inquest28 November 20172pmMargate Magistrates CourtPeggy Jermy8829 July 2017Canterbury
Inquest5 December 201711:30amMargate Magistrates CourtStephen Wilson6720 June 2017Margate
Inquest11 December 20172:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRonald Watson9028 September 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest12 December 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtTaduesz Sobczak4030 June 2017Canterbury
Inquest12 December 201711amMargate Magistrates CourtJoyce Hendy961 July 2016Herne Bay
Pre inquest review13 December 201711:30amCanterbury Magistrates CourtClair Louise Rigden3511 April 2017Canterbury
Inquest13 December 20172pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtMarilyn Jane Fleet6027 June 2017Whitstable
Inquest19 December 201710amMargate Magistrates CourtPeter Rogers4710 August 2017The Royal Sussex County Hospital