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
 16 August 11.00am Agnes Orr  
  11.15am Leslie Whiteside  
  11.30am Raymond Fox  
  2.00pm Sarah Anne Taylor Pre-inquest review
22 August 10.00am Steven Martin  
  2.00pm David Grattan  
28 August  10.00am Justin Teale  
29 August  10.00am Patricia Eleanor Healy Day 1
  10.00am Adrian King  
30 August 10.00am Patricia Eleanor Healy Day 2
  2.00pm  George Williams  
4 September 10.00am Glenis Vyvyan  
5 September 10.00am Mildred Robertson  
  11.30am Michael Teelin  
  2.00pm Winifred Waring  
6 September 9.30am Luba Limonczenko Review
11 September 10.00am Mark Murphy  
13 September 1.00pm James Fletcher Review
18 September 10.00am Gareth Jones  
  11.30am Alfred Gosling  
  2.00pm Andrew Allen  
19 September 10.00am Kwame Yeboah  
20 September 10.00am Robert Stevens  
  1.00pm James Lancaster Review
  2.00pm Andrea Crompton  
25 September 10.00am Vera Barnsley  
26 September 10.00am Stuart Ditzel  
  11.30am John Lees  
  2.00pm William Irvine Shaw  Review
27 September 10.00am Luba Limonczenko Day One
28 September 10.00am Luba Limonczenko Day Two
2 October 10.00am Craig Hancox  
  11.30am Steven Mawdsley  
3 October 10.00am Ivy Dullaghan  
4 October 10.00am Peter Thompson Day 1
  2.00pm Simon Marx Review
  3.00pm Lacie-Jade Shea Review
5 October 10.00am Peter Thompson Day 2
9 October 10.00am Annabelle Mary Brookes  
  2.00pm Anton Bennett  
10 October 10.00am Dominic Skiba  
  11.30am Deborah Kimpton  
  2.00pm Alexander Wesley  
11 October 11.30am Douglas Thomas  
  2.00pm Lynden McKenna Review
  3.00pm Tina Tate Review
16 October 10.00am Darren Lundy  
  11.30am Lindsay Smith  
  2.00pm Desmond Moloney  
17 October 10.00am Aaron Daniel Martin Garrett  
  12.30pm Terence Green  
18 October 10.00am James Lancaster  
23 October 10.00am Michael Hennessey  
  2.00pm Sheila Beesley  
24 October 10.00am James Tannian  
  2.00pm Anne Brookes  
25 October 10.00am Trevor Riley  
  2.00pm Isabelle Ruth Harmsworth Review
  3.00pm Valerie Rose White Review
  4.00pm Sharon Broadbent Review
30 October  10.00am Raymond Colby  
  2.00pm Karen Hemsley  
31 October 10.00am John Westmoreland  
  11.30am Frank Stockton  
  2.00pm George Gill  
1 November 10.00am David Massey  
1 November 10.00am James Fletcher Day One
2 November 10.00am James Fletcher Day Two
6 November 10.00am Tina Tate  
7 November 10.00am Valerie Moyle  
8 November 10.00am Jade Ann Taylor  
  11.30am Joshua Prince  
  2.00pm Douglas Owens Review
  3.00pm John Sedman Pre-Inquest Review
13 November 2.00pm Jordan Corcoran  
14 November 10.00am Ronald Coomes  
15 November 10.00am Jonathan Gravner  
  11.30am Paul Corlett  
20 November 10.00am Trudy Mcgregor  
  2.00pm Morgan Murray  
21 November 10.00am Jonathan Oliver  
22 November 10.00am Ava Bradley  
29 November 10.00am Sharon Broadbent  
30 November 10.00am Neville Dewhirst  
3 December 10.00am Christina Barr  
4 December 10.00am Adam Rhys Macrae  
  11.30am Mark Graham  
5 December 10.00am Tony Martin Pearce  
  11.30am Karen George  
  2.00pm Sylvia Dyson  
6 December 10.00am Joan Stother  
  2.00pm Noel Royal  
11 December 10.00am Daniel James Saul  
12 December 10.00am Mark Andrew Guest  
12 December 10.00am Joyce Colley Day 1
13 December 10.00am Joyce Colley Day 2
18 December 10.00am Rhys Jones  


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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