HM Coroner Blackpool and Fylde

Her Majesty’s Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde is Mr Alan Wilson.

Coroner's responsibilities

Coroners are required by law to investigate any sudden or unexplained death. They are independent of both local and central government and are required to act in accordance with laid down rules and procedures. In most cases no further action is required and the death can be registered as normal. In some cases the coroner may decide a post mortem examination is necessary to determine the cause of death. However in some circumstances, the coroner may decide to hold an inquest to further establish the facts surrounding the death.

The coroner will investigate where a death appears to:

  • Be due to violence
  • Be unnatural
  • Be of sudden and of unknown cause
  • Have occurred in legal custody


An inquest is a formal court hearing at which a coroner must establish who died and how, when and where the death occurred. An inquest must be held if a sudden death was violent or traumatic, or if the cause of an unexpected death has not been explained by illness or disease. Inquests are public hearings and are usually held at designated coroner’s courts in the district where the death occurred.

14 February
Forthcoming inquests
15 December 10.00am Wayne Sydney Davies  
18 December 11.00am Jacqueline Maguire Pre Inquest Review
9 January 10.00am Anthony Peter Bruce   
  11.30am John Hodgkins  
10 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day One
11 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Two
12 January 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Three
16 January  10.00am Antonio Martin-Melero  
  2.00pm Michael David Rhodes  
18 January  10.00am Paul Christopher Pennington  
  11.30am Gloria Jackson-Blanchard  
19 January  11.00am Adam James Carter Pre Inquest Review
  1.00pm Joyce Colley Pre Inquest Review
22 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day One
24 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Two
25 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Three
26 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Four
29 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Five
30 January 10.00am Michael John Marsh  
  10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Six
31 January 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Seven
6 February 10.00am Jean Mary Dagger  
  11.30am Paul Wilkinson  Pre Inquest Review
  2.00pm Thomas Henry Salmon  
7 February 10.00am Thomas McLeod  
8 February 10.00am Ian Rawstron  
9 February 12.00pm Bridget Ann Boyle Pre Inquest Review
  2.00pm Clifford Clennell Pre Inquest Review
12 February 10.00am Lisa Nyree Dodd  
13 February  10.00am Leslie Stennett  
  2.00pm Darren Worrall  
14 February 2.00pm William Blaney  
15 February 10.00am Wayne Hepple  
  11.30am Cheryl Robertshaw  
20 February 10.00am Joyce Colley  
21 February 10.00am Ivy Dullaghan  
  2.00pm Michael Smith  
22 February 10.00am Clifford Maher  
  11.30am Nichola Crawford  
  2.00pm Megan Oates  
27 February 10.00am Andrew Atkinson  
  2.00pm Robert Nyland  
28 February 10.00am Brian Clarke  
  2.00pm Thomas Cunningham  
1 March 10.00am David Phayer  
2 March 1.00pm Patricia Healy Review hearing
6 March 11.30am Bridget Ann Boyle  
  2.00pm Clifford Clennell  
7 March 2.00pm Baldev Singh Gill  
8 March 10.00am Brian Hindle  
  11.30am Kathleen Barrow  
  2.00pm James Dillon  
13 March 10.00am Nora Mulcahy  
20 March 10.00am Lucy Barlow  
  2.00pm John Sydney Tattersall  
21 March 11.30am David Stretton  
  2.00pm Martin Unsworth  
27 March 10.00am Sarah Latham  
  2.00pm Betty Hudson  
28 March 10.00am Paul Arnold  
  2.00pm Alan Hugh Brown  
29 March 10.00am John Nugent  
3 April 2.00pm Ian Anderson  
4 April 2.00pm Jeremy Grou  
25 April 10.00am Adrian Poskitt  
1 May 10.00am Krysztof Zietara  


Blackpool and Fylde Coroner's Office

Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1GB
Telephone 01253 477128


The office is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm except Bank Holidays when the office is closed.

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