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
Inquest14 October 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneIris Levy8830 July 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest14 October 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCarilyn Wood7127 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest15 October 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWendy Smoker8316 April 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest15 October 20193pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRobert Lawson658 September 2018Folkestone
Inquest21 October 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneSean Bradley551 July 2019Folkestone
Inquest21 October 201912:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWilliam Dyer8616 May 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest22 October 20192:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMargot Pech899 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest23 October 201911amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLouis Belcourt7515 June 2019Nuremberg Airport
Inquest28 October 201910amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneStephanie Golightly6822 July 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest30 October 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneOlive Walker9129 July 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest30 October 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePeggy Loveridge1 day3 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest30 October 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePaul Marsh6329 July 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest30 October 20193pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneSidney Clarke516 July 2019Folkestone
Inquest4 November 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone Daphne Hack8812 June 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 November 20193pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMark Simmons4419 May 2019Ashford
Pre inquest review5 November 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCelia Macnaughton828 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest5 November 201911amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJordan Seecharan2229 March 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest6 November 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Shane7317 July 2019Folkestone
Inquest6 November 20192:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneIrene Carran8720 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest7 November 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJohn Daniel7611 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest7 November 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneBenjamin Moss4212 March 2018Off the coast of Dover
Inquest7 November 20193pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePhilip Hodgkiss4530 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest11 November 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneSophie Pearce1726 May 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest18 to 29 November 201910amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCallie Lewis2431 August 2018Windermere, Cumbria
Inquest18 to 25 November 201910amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJason Thomson439 January 2018William Harvey Hospital
Inquest26 November 20193pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneParkash Sharma9323 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest27 November 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCraig Rumens5728 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest27 November 20193:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneKenneth Hendy8821 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest28 November 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLeslie Wooding9118 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest28 November 20192:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJonathan Van Der Veen3028 June 2019Dover
Inquest2 December 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePaul Simmons554 August 2019A259 Junction with Mill Bank Lane
Inquest2 December 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJoanna Smith-Whiting3829 June 2019Margate
Pre inquest review3 December 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePeter Sidney8418 April 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest4 December 201911amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneBeryl Bushnell8323 August 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest7 December 201912:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGary Jordan5618 July 2019Folkestone
Inquest9 December 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneKeith Healey7711 April 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest9 December 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneKris Wells314 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest10 December 20192pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAntonia Winter4717 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest11 December 201911amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTerence James8514 May  2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest16 December 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAndrew Bates4220 September 2019Folkestone
Inquest17 December 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Moore7226 September 2019M20
Inquest6 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneTerrance Ardley546 September 2019Dover
Inquest7 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAnthony Neaves6429 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest13 January 202012:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneGeoffrey Pack9230 September 2019Hythe
Inquest13 January 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWendy Batt7622 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest13 January 20192:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneRonald Chambers8326 September 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest14 January 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAnthony Piper3318 September 2019Hythe
Inquest20 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePiotr Lacheta551 October 2019Dover
Pre inquest review22 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePeter Winters5121 July 2019Hythe