Bournemouth Coroner's Service

A coroner is an independent judicial officer, they are assisted by coroner’s officers and secretarial staff

The coroner investigates and records the causes and circumstances of all deaths where the cause is unknown, or that was violent or unnatural, or occurred whilst the deceased was in lawful custody.

This information is only about our local coroner, you can find out more about the role of a coroner.

If you are concerned about a death you are entitled to raise these concerns with the coroner. You can contact the coroner's officers at:

Coroner's Office for the County of Dorset
Town Hall
Bournemouth
BH2 6DY

Tel: 01202 454910
Fax 01202 454977

The Coroner's team

The Senior Coroner for Dorset is Mrs Rachael Griffin, the Assistant Coroners are Mr Brendan Allen, Mr Richard Middleton and Mr Stephen Nicholls. You can contact them at the coroner's court office.

The Senior Coroner for Dorset covers deaths that occur in the administrative county of Dorset or where the body of a deceased person is found in Dorset even if they died elsewhere.

The Assistant Coroners act when the senior coroner is not available, they have the full powers of the senior coroner.

Find out about inquest hearings

You can find all publicly available information here, please don't contact the Coroner's Court office, staff or police press office as they cannot give you any further information.

Inquests to be opened on 20 October 2017

Location : Tregonwell Room, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY

Date 

Deceased

Date of Death

Place of Death 

 Place of Residence

Time of Hearing

 Age

Coroner

Friday 20 October 2017 

Douglas Ray Barrington

14.10.2017  Wool Wool 2.00pm  92  Brendan Allen
 

Jack Patrick McCausland

14.10.2017 Sherborne Dorchester 2:00pm 88 Brendan Allen


Inquests to be held week commencing 23 October 2017

Location : Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

Date

Deceased

Date of Death

Place of Death

 Place of Residence

Time of Hearing

Age

Coroner

Monday 23 October

2017

Tome Kirungi 06.08.2015 Portland Portland 10:00am 30  Stephen Nicholls
Tuesday 24 October 2017 

Tome Kirungi

06.08.2015 Portland Portland 10:00am 30 Stephen Nicholls
Wednesday 25 October 2017 

Tome Kirungi

06.08.2015 Portland Portland 10:00am 30 Stephen Nicholls
Thursday 26 October 2017  Tome Kirungi 06.08.2015 Portland Portland 10:00am 30 Stephen Nicholls
 Friday 27 October 2017 Tome Kirungi 06.08.2015 Portland Portland 10:00am 30 Stephen Nicholls


  Past Case Research


If you are researching past cases you have to apply to the coroner in writing first before you can be given the information you're requesting.

Requests for more information 

For more detailed information and/or copies of documents, you need to explain your relationship to the deceased and why you want the information.

Feedback and complaints

Complaints about a coroner's decision or the outcome of an Inquest can only be dealt with through proceedings in the High Court. The coroner's office can explain the procedure, but can't give legal advice.

All complaints about the administration of the Dorset Coroner Service, or the conduct of individual coroners or their officers should first be raised by writing to the senior coroner.

The coroner cannot normally discuss cases which she is or has been involved with, but comments and suggestions on improving the coroner service are always welcome.

 

Contact Us

Telephone/Fax

Phone

01202 454910

Fax

01202 454977

Address

Coroner's Service

Town Hall
Bournemouth
BH2 6DY

Online

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