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
  23 March 10.00am John Jones Day 1
  24 March 10.00am John Jones Day 2
    11.30 Deborah Jones  
    12.00 Edward Bradley  
    12.30 Irene Howell  
  28 March 10.00am Tracey Parkinson  
    10.30am Paige Daughtry Heywood Coroners Court
    11.30am Andrew Marc Hall  
   30 March 2.00pm David Ambler Pre-Inquest review hearing
  3 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 1
  4 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 2
  5 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 3
  6 April 10.00am Macy Wren Battersby Day 4
  12 April 10.00am Glenn McDonald  
  18 April 3.30pm Joan Andrews  
  19 April 10.00am Lisa Nyree Dodd  
  20 April 10.00am Audrey Virginia Oxley  
  25 April 10.00am Michael Bullock  
  27 April 10.00am Gareth Damon Leonard Whiteside  
    2.00pm Michael Samuel Lowndes Turner  
  2 May 10.00am Andrew Neil Dickinson  
  3 May 10.00am Ashley Adrian Herrington  
    12.00pm Leonard Keith Jones Pre Inquest Review
    2.00pm Daniel Faber  
  9 May 10.00am David Briers  
    2.00pm Martin Bell  
  10 May 2.00pm Denis Oldland Review (Provisional)
  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
    2.00pm David Ambler  
  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  
  7 June 10.00am Ana Monteiro  
  8 June 10.00am Jacqueline Maguire  
  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  
  20 June 2.00pm Christine Westoby  
  21 June 10.00am Sebastian Hughes  
    11.30am Doris Mackenzie  
    2.00pm Christopher Holgate  
  22 June 10.00am Russell Alexander  
  27 June 10.00am John Traynor  
    11.30am Patricia Gilmour  
    2.00pm Patricia Norton  
  29 June 10.00am Christine Mather  
    11.30am John Michelbach  
  4 July 2.00pm John Gillett  
  11 July 10.00am Peter Stephen Hunt  
    11.30am Marjorie Woods  
  25 July 2.00pm Keith Garratt  
  27 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day One
  28 July 10.00am Keith James Harwood Day Two


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.