Coroner Service

The Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service

Coroner statistics 2023

The Coroner Statistics Tool is a dashboard which allows comparison of figures by coroner area and regional levels for all coroner-reported deaths in England and Wales. This data forms part of the Ministry of Justice Coroners Statistics Annual 2023 Publication.


You can view the current inquests due to be held by the Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service in the table below. 

Beneath the inquest information, you can find out more about our service, our duties and who the coroner is. In addition, you will find information on bereavement support and support with deaths in custody.

How to search for information

You will need to add in a date range to view inquests. For example, the enquiry from date could be today's date and the enquiry to date could be 31/12/2023. Once you do that, you can view inquests in that date range. You can then also search by surname. 

At the bottom of this page there is a feedback button. Please use this if you feel the information appearing is incorrect.

Press attendance

Members of the press can attend inquests in person or via video link. Please email at least 24 hours in advance of the inquest you wish to attend.

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Date Time Inquest Name Age and place of death Coroner
23-05-2024 09:00 Inquest Opening Rodrigo-Vasile COSMA 25 years, Cambridge Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 09:15 Inquest Opening Paul Derek ATHERTON 55 years, Biggleswade Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 09:30 Inquest Opening Terence Arthur HAYWOOD 83 years, Luton Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 09:45 Inquest Opening Sarah Jane BISHOP 48 years, Leighton Buzzard Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 10:00 PIR Alexander Manfred HORSTMANN 47 years, Dunstable Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 11:30 PIR Melvin Leslie STURGES 62 years, Bedford Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 13:00 Fast track hearing Jeffrey William FRANCIS 78 years, Bedford Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 14:00 Fast track hearing Sarah Hannah WRAY 89 years, Luton Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 15:00 Fast track hearing Brian Wilfred MARSH 82 years, Bedford Emma WHITTING
23-05-2024 16:00 Case Inquest Hearing Mark Norman BIRDSALL 60 years, Bedford Emma WHITTING