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
Inquest19 March 20184pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAmy Connell3725 December 2017Dover
Inquest20 March 201810amMargate Magistrates CourtRichard Newman5014 September 2017Romania
Inquest20 March 201810amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDavid Lewis8326 February 2018Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest20 March 201811amMargate Magistrates CourtDenis Butler8530 November 2017Westgate-on-Sea
Inquest20 March 201812pmMargate Magistrates CourtRoger Fox7824 December 2017Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest20 March 201812:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtRoy Rowe5921 December 2017Herne Bay
Inquest20 March 20182pmMargate Magistrates CourtArthur Adams742 October 2017Dover
Inquest20 March 20182:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtRose Taylor8115 December 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest20 March 20183pmMargate Magistrates CourtSusan Ward6821 December 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest20 March 20183:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtKenneth King8011 August 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest20 March 20184:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtBeth Van De Merwe861 September 2018Margate
Inquest21 March 201810:30amCanterbury Magistrates CourtChristopher Smith722 January 2018Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Pre inquest review21 March 201811amCanterbury Magistrates CourtMichaelina Kent7113 August 2016Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest27 March 20182pmMargate Magistrates CourtJames Danby567 November 2017Canterbury
Inquest27 March 20184:30pmMargate Magistrates CourtEdward Wells8220 January 2018Deal
Inquest3 April 201810amMargate Magistrates CourtIan Birch5426 September 2017King's College Hospital
Inquest3 April 20182pmMargate Magistrates CourtValerie Ann Dyer726 September 2016Canterbury
Inquest (provisional)4 April 201812:20pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtBarbara Gifford7927 January 2018Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest (provisional)4 April 201812:40pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtWilliam Goldup887 January 2018Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest4 April 20183pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtIrene Curtis7817 September 2017Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest10 April 20182pmMargate Magistrates CourtNaomi Marsh7813 October 2017Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest17 April 201810amCanterbury Magistrates CourtChristopher Smyth334 October 2017Canterbury
Inquest18 April 201810amCanterbury Magistrates CourtWilliam Lane3831 October 2016Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Pre inquest review18 April 20183:30pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtGeorge Smith309 December 2017Dover
Inquest1 May 201810amMargate Magistrates CourtMohammed Rahat Muqtadir3111 January 2018A2 Dunkirk
Pre inquest review9 May 20182pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtSimon Todd6216 August 2017Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest15 May 201810amMargate Magistrates CourtDiana Scott8320 December 2017Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest23 May 201810amCanterbury Magistrates CourtSally Peach731 February 2018Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest24 May 20182pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDavid Cox409 February 2018Kings College Hospital
Inquest29 May 201811amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneKyle Plommer1919 February 2018Canterbury Road
Inquest13 June 20183:30pmCanterbury Magistrates CourtBrett Appleyard246 October 2017Ramsgate
Inquest18 April 20182pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTreasure - Medieval silver gilt coin broochn/an/an/a
Inquest18 April 20182:20pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTreasure - 10 x Bronze Palstave Axesn/an/an/a
Inquest18 April 20183pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTreasure - 10x Copper-alloy Palstave Axesn/an/an/a