Coroner Service

Coroner Service

The Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service is located at:

The Court House
Woburn Street
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2HX

Telephone: 0300 300 8383
Fax: 0300 300 8267

Duties of a coroner

The duties are to:

  • investigate circumstances of deaths if violent, unnatural or unknown cause
  • decide whether a Post Mortem examination is necessary
  • hold an inquest and notify the Registrar of Deaths of the findings
Emma Whitting, Senior Coroner for Central Bedfordshire and Luton

Senior Coroner for the Bedfordshire and Luton area

The Senior Coroner for the Bedfordshire and Luton area is Emma Whitting (read about Emma's appointment).

Telephone: 0300 300 6559
Email: coroner.service@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Assistant Coroners for the Bedfordshire and Luton area

Martin Oldham and Ian Pears

Telephone: 0300 300 6559
Email: coroner.service@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

A guide to coroner services

The Ministry of Justice has published its Guide to coroner services (link opens in new window).

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