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 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
Address: 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
Inquest10 December 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLilian Day973 September 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest10 December 201912:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGavin George4113 September 2019Herne Bay
Inquest16 December 201910:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneFelix Lewis2019 August 2019Croatia
Inquest16 December 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJeremy Laming729 September 2019Ramsgate
Pre inquest review17 December 201911:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLucas Dobson621 August 2019Sandwich
Inquest18 December 202010:30amCanterbury Magistrates CourtKeith Hillary7029 July 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest18 December 201911:30amCanterbury Magistrates CourtEsther Gibson3419 October 2017Ramsgate
Inquest18 December 201912pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJacqueline Bush628 October 2019Canterbury
Inquest18 December 20191pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLisa Connor527 September 2019Herne Bay
Inquest18 December 20191:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAnthony Hammond7520 September 2019Deal
Inquest18 December 20192:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAndrew Scott427 August 2019Deal
Inquest6 to 21 January 202010amThe Guildhall, SandwichHarry Richford1 week9 November 2017William Harvey Hospital
Inquest7 January 202011amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePaul Fuller4410 October 2019Ramsgate
Inquest7 January 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJessica Small2611 October 2019Canterbury
Inquest13 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCassey Hood1814 September 2018Canterbury
Inquest13 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneLucy Leadbeater2715 September 2019King's College Hospital
Inquest13 January 202011:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneIan Coulson5327 September 2019Aylesham
Inquest14 January 202010amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePatricia Riddick8222 October 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest15 to 16 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJean Lavers799 March 2019Barham House Nursing Home
Inquest16 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneDominic Hamlyn2428 July 2019William Harvey Hospital
Inquest16 January 20201:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneConor Chambers1818 October 2019Canterbury
Inquest22 January 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstonePhilip Le Breton7628 October 2019Broadstairs
Inquest22 January 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWim Van Vuuren5027 October 2019Canterbury
Inquest3 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneHilary Avis7519 September 2019Canterbury
Inquest3 to 11 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMichael Hardy2925 November 2018Canterbury
Inquest3 February 20203:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneThomas Braim624 November 2019Cliftonville
Inquest10 February 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAlan Besant635 October 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest12 February 202010amCanterbury Magistrates CourtBen Seed3011 February 2019Margate
Pre inquest review25 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneFred Reynolds9030 October 2019Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest25 February 20203pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAndrew McNutt3614 November 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest26 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneJohn Mitchell688 November 2019Deal
Inquest26 February 20203:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneWilliam Watkins7919 November 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest27 February 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAnthony McLening8311 November 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest27 February 202012:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGordon Ives8427 November 2019Deal
Inquest27 February 20202pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneBernard Brooks8915 November 2019Ramsgate
Inquest2 March 202010amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneIsabella Goddard2213 April 2019Canterbury
Inquest2 March 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMaxine Cocks454 August 2019Ramsgate
Inquest2 March 202011:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneGeoffrey Ridgway752 December 2019Canterbury
Inquest2 March 202012pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneAlan Buckley4726 November 2019Margate
Inquest16 to 22 March 202010amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneArchie Batten01 September 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest6 April 202010:30amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMary Bunyan5620 September 2019Deal