Coroner Service

The Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service is located at:

The Court House
Woburn Street
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

Assistant coroners for the Bedfordshire and Luton area

The assistant coroners are:

  • Dr Sean Cummings
  • Aliya Rashid
  • Tom Stoate
  • Amy Street

Telephone: 0300 300 8383

A guide to coroner services

The Ministry of Justice has published its Guide to coroner services.

The guide provides bereaved people with an explanation of the coroner investigation and inquest process as well as links to other organisations that may also provide help and advice. Whilst the guide is focused on bereaved people, it will also be useful for others, including other interested persons and witnesses as well as members of the public who want to understand coroner processes.