Investigations and inquests in Central and South East Kent

This area covers the district council areas of Ashford, Canterbury (part), Dover (part), Folkestone and Hythe, Swale (part).

Senior Coroner

Patricia Harding

Coroner's Officers

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

Telephone: 03000 41 05 02
Address: Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XD
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 05 03
Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XD
Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Inquests for this area are normally held at Archbishops Palace, Maidstone unless stated otherwise.

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 general enquiries using the contact details above.

TypeDateTimePlaceNameAge Date of death Place of death
Inquest28 January 202012:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneElizabeth Holtum8313 January 2020Gillingham
Inquest30 January 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRonald Chambers8326 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest30 January 20202:15pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDoreen Heasman4814 January 2020Ashford
Inquest3 February 202012:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneJacqueline Saunders7315 October 2019Dubrovnik, Croatia
Inquest4 February 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneSophie Pearce1726 May 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 February 20203pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneParkash Devi Sharma9323 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest5 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAdrian Mynard4818 August 2019Dover
Inquest5 February 20201pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneEdith Chandler705 June 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest6 February 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGarry Jones6812 October 2019Folkestone
Inquest10 February 20203pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePeter Francis792 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest10 February 20203:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Dawson6913 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Pre inquest review12 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCaroline Wycherley7712 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest12 February 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAnthony Weber861 January 2020William Harvey Hospital
Inquest12 February 20201:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneHilary Shilling5426 March 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest12 February 20203:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDenis Clements8829 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest17 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneKrystian Sambucci2613 November 2019Folkestone
Inquest17 February 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneOwen Kinghorn157 September 2019Ashford
Inquest17 February 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneThomas Jinks8513 November 2019High Halden
Inquest20 February 202010:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneBeryl Bushnell8323 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest24 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDarren Howes545 December 2019Hawkinge
Inquest24 to 26 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLynda Pedersen607 September 2018William Harvey Hospital
Inquest24 February 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJeyaratnam Rajaratnam665 December 2019Ashford
Inquest24 February 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGeorge Newton751 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest24 February 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Evans539 November 2019Dover
Inquest24 February 20203pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLisa Chiovitti491 October 2019Ashford
Inquest25 February 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneEdward Malpass6821 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest27 February 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJonathan Hoad2027 November 2019Dover
Inquest27 February 20202:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJulian Whiston7216 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest2 March 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneFelix Waldstein172 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest2 March 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGary Gibson611 January 2020William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAngela Marsh8311 November 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAlan Eccles861 January 2020William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 March 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMark White5223 September 2019Dover
Pre inquest review6 March 20203:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJanet Gray8318 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest9 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCelia Macnaughton828 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest9 March 20202:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJacqueline Hall6130 September 2019Woodchurch
Inquest10 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTerrance Ardley546 September 2019Dover
Inquest11 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJoseph Daniels5822 November 2017Folkestone
Inquest11 March 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDermot Maher715 January 2020Ashford
Inquest11 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDavid Upton7914 January 2020William Harvey Hospital
Inquest11 March 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneReginald Webb907 January 2020Ashford
Inquest11 March 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJames Sullivan5121 October 2019Folkestone
Pre inquest review11 March 20202:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRosemary Richmond8129 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest13 March 202010:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneKeith Fuller664 February 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest16 March 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDavid Borner7216 December 2019Pilgrims Hospice
Inquest16 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLiam Evans1412 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest16 March 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePaula Demuth7516 December 2019Acacia House Nursing Home
Inquest16 March 202014:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneOliver Bloomsmar2914 December 2019Wittersham
Inquest16 March 202015:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWilliam Hyland847 December 2019Kings College Hospital
Inquest17 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneToby Cockram3415 December 2019Ashford
Inquest17 March 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMary Somerville8718 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest17 March 20201:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJames McCormack8022 October 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest17 March 20202:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDaniel Fullagar3426 November 2019Spain
Inquest23 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRussell Barnes4722 December 2019Kings College Hospital
Inquest23 March 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGeorge Brattle955 January 2020Tenterden
Inquest23 March 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJohn Watson9430 December 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest23 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTerence Thomsett824 January 2020Medway Maritime Hospital
Inquest23 March 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePamela Durrant699 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest1 April 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneIrene Horne939 January 2020William Harvey Hospital
Inquest1 April 202010:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAdrian Angus4814 October 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest1 April 20202:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePhilip Holt8513 January 2020Ashford
Inquest1 April 202010:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAdrian Angus4814 October 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest7 April 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRebekah Kumar283 January 2020Ashford
Inquest7 April 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGary Simpson304 January 2020Wittersham
Inquest8 April 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMelodie Pinckney144 January 2020Folkestone
Inquest9 April 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Bennett822 January 2020Portugal
Inquest9 April 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRichard Anderson6821 January 2020Ashford
Inquest14 April 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePaul Parris8431 December 2019Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford
Inquest14 April 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneValerie Weber7416 October 2019William Harvey Hospital
Pre inquest review20 April 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePeter Winters5121 July 2019Hythe
Inquest27 April 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJordan Seecharan2229 March 2019William Harvey Hospital
Pre inquest review26 May 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMark Dixon473 November 2019William Harvey Hospital