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.

Forthcoming inquests
21 August 10.30am Irene Almond Open and Conclude
22 August 1.00pm Wayne Sydney Davies  
  2.00pm Terence Casey  
23 August 10.00am Martin Riley  
25 August 10.30am Keith James Harwood Review
  12.00pm Alan Michael Hill Pre-Inquest Review
29 August  10.00am Serena Walton  
  2.00pm Alex Ian Anderson  
30 August 11.30am Felicity  Hyde  
31 August 10.00am Stephen Collins  
6 September 10.00am Judith Scholes Pre-Inquest review
  12.00pm Brian Pilkington Pre-Inquest review
7 September 10.00am Teresa McAlinden  
  12.00pm Robert Osborne Pre-Inquest review
  2.00pm Ruby Catlow  
8 September 11.00am Jacqueline Maguire Pre-Inquest review
14 September 10.00am David Lindsay  
19 September 10.00am Christopher Davenport  
20 September 10.00am Chloe Louise Florence Hiller  
21 September 10.00am Joseph Maxwell  
  2.00pm David Laycock  
26 September 10.00am Phillip John Parsons  
27 September 10.00am Michael Sutton  
28 September 10.00am Stuart Harmer  
  11.30am Sarah Crawley  
  2.00pm Frank Bebbington  
2 October 10.30 Paul Wilkinson Pre Inquest Review
3 October 10.00am Leonard Keith Jones Day One
4 October 10.00am Leonard Keith Jones Day Two
5 October 10.00am Brian Pilkington  
  2.00pm Robert Osborne  
10 October 2.00pm Samuel Sharpe  
11 October 10.00am Anthony Sinclair Deas  
13 October 10.00am Michael John Bullock  
17 October 10.00am Anthony Mulholland  
  11.30am Colin Leslie Williams  
  2.00pm Brian Holden  
18 October 10.00am Lisa Nyree Dodd  
19 October 2.00pm Susan Mary Walsh Pre Inquest review
25 October 10.00am Jonathan Stewart Lee  
31 October 10.00am Gary Miller  
1 November 10.00am Stanley Maxwell  
  11.30am Peter John Moore  
  2.00pm David Hargreaves  
7 November 10.00am Lorraine Wood  
  2.00pm Irene Baldwin  
8 November 10.00am Christopher Caesar  
9 November 2.00pm Michael Rhodes Review
14 November 10.00am Paul Wilkinson  
15 November 10.00am Michelle Bunyan  
16 November 10.00am Sara Moran  
  2.00pm Shaun Mair Review
21 November 10.00am Rachel Bolton  
  2.00pm Anne Teresa Leigh  
22 November 10.00am Christopher Evans  
23 November 2.00pm Susan Mary Walsh  
28 November 10.00am Leon Floyd  
  11.30am Linda Lomax  
  2.00pm Irene Baldwin  
5 December 10.00am Esther Dutton  


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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