Coroner Service

The Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service is located at:

The Court House
Woburn Street
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2HX

Telephone: 0300 300 8383

Opening hours

Office: 8am until 4pm, Monday to Friday 

Court: 9:15am until 4:30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 

Emergency out of hours contact

Telephone: 07388 372280

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.

Telephone: 0300 300 8383
Email: coroner.service@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Assistant Coroners for the Bedfordshire and Luton area

Martin Oldham, Ian Pears, Tom Stoate and Amy Street

Telephone: 0300 300 8383
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).