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
2 May 10.00am Andrew Neil Dickinson  
3 May 10.00am Ashley Adrian Herrington  
  12.00pm Leonard Keith Jones Pre Inquest Review
  1.00pm William Brennan  
9 May 10.00am David Briers  
  2.00pm Martin Bell  
11 May 10.00am Savannah Burke Day 1
12 May 10.00am Savannah Burke Day 2
16 May 10.00am Wayne Alexander  
  11.30am Mark Miller  
  2.00pm John Damien Traynor  
17 May 10.00am Trevor Jones  
  11.30am Keith James Harwood Pre Inquest Review
18 May 10.00am Samantha Johnson  
23 May 10.00am Rebecca Steel  
24 May 10.00am Jacqueline Higginbottom  
25 May 10.00am Maria Chatterton  
31 May 2.00pm Leonard Keith Jones  
1 June 2.00pm Gary Tallett  
6 June 10.00am Denise Townsend  
  11.30am Frank Williams  
7 June 10.00am Ana Monteiro  
13 June 12.00pm Marjory Woods Pre-inquest review
  2.00pm Ian Roberts  
14 June 10.00am Dennis Geoffrey Oldland Pre-Inquest Review 
15 June 10.00am Lisa Mawdsley  
  1.00pm Patricia Wilson  
19 June 10.00am Jonathan Percival Day 1
20 June 10.00am Jonathan Percival Day 2
21 June 10.00am Sebastian Hughes  
  11.30am Doris Mackenzie  
  2.00pm Christopher Holgate  
22 June 10.00am Russell Alexander  
27 June 11.30am Patricia Gilmour  
  2.00pm Patricia Norton  
29 June 10.00am Christine Mather  
  11.30am John Michelbach  
4 July 2.00pm John Gillett  
5 July 10.00am Peter Jepson  
11 July 10.00am Peter Stephen Hunt  
  11.30am Marjorie Woods  
18 July 10.00am Timothy Wadland  
20 July 10.00am Jacqueline Durou  
  11.30am Bernard Cosgrove  
 25 July 2.00pm Keith Garratt  
27 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day One
28 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Two
1 August 2.00pm Alan Hill Review
2 August 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day One
3 August 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire Day Two
8 August  10.00am Paul Quinn  
  11.30am Robert Heslop  
  2.00pm Lucy Barlow Review
9 August 10.00am David Walton  
10 August 10.00am Paul Cooper  
15 August 10.00am Suzi Riley  
16 August 10.00am Cicely Cook  
17 August 10.00am Karl Roberts  
22 August 2.00pm Terence Casey  
23 August 10.00am Martin Riley  
29 August  10.00am Serena Walton  
  2.00pm Alex Ian Anderson  
19 September 10.00am Christopher Davenport  
20 September 10.00am Chloe Louise Florence Hiller  
26 September 10.00am Howard Jones  
  11.30am Sara Moran  


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.