Inquests

An inquest is held to record:

  • who the deceased was
  • when, where and how he or she came by the medical cause of death 

When a conclusion is reached, the coroner records the details needed for the registration of the death.

An inquest does not determine any question of civil liability or criminal liability on the part of a named person.

Registration of Deaths

If the coroner decides that it is necessary for an inquest to be held, then the death will not be registered until the inquest has been completed, however an Interim Death Certificate will be issued by the coroner pending full registration.

At the conclusion of the inquest the coroner will register the death with the registrar for the area where the death occurred. The register offices for North Wales (East and Central) are:

Forthcoming inquests

Select a date to see inquests taking place that day:

It is an offence to make any recordings or take photographs within the Court Room or the Court building.
Tuesday 4 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Angela Dawn Williams

  • Age: 62
  • Place and date of death: Flint, 5 June 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Anthony David Hughes

  • Age: 42
  • Place and date of death: Royal Stoke, 14 July 2023
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Marina Ellen Guy

  • Age: 87
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 19 May 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Thursday 6 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Patrick Terence Rush

  • Age: 73
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 25 April 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am
Thursday 13 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Arthur Wynne

  • Age: 78
  • Place and date of death: Llanrwst, 3 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Ronald Preece Jones

  • Age: 92
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 12 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Kevin John Chambers

  • Age: 46
  • Place and date of death: Colwyn Bay, 5 October 2023
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Shaun Wainwright

  • Age: 58
  • Place and date of death: Prestatyn, 18 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Sheila Moors

  • Age: 69
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 27 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

Eileen Barlow

  • Age: 88
  • Place and date of death: Royal Stoke, 8 July 2023
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Friday 14 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Eric Thomspon

  • Age: 81
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 28 December 2022
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Ceris Lewis

  • Age: 66
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 21 March 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Monday 17 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Peter Christopher Foden

  • Age: 44
  • Place and date of death: Aintree University Hospital, 20 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Doreen Blything

  • Age: 81
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 17 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11am

David Michael Price

  • Age: 87
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 14 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon
Tuesday 18 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Gladys Evans

  • Age: 77
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 11 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 1:45pm

Raymond Henry Lewis

  • Age: 73
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 16 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2:15pm

Caitlin Imber - Pre-inquest hearing

  • Age: 16
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 13 December 2022
  • Time of inquest: 3pm
Wednesday 19 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

David Phillip Earnshaw

  • Age: 50
  • Place and date of death: Rhyl, 9 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Clare Jones

  • Age: 59
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 29 December 2022
  • Time of inquest: 11am

David Adams

  • Age: 76
  • Place and date of death: Stoke Hospital, 12 August 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Sion Jones

  • Age: 43
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 2 May 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3:30pm
Thursday 20 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Alys Haf Jones and Efa Swyn Jones

  • Age: 1 day
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd Hospital, 15 July 2022
  • Time of inquest: 10am
Friday 21 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Christopher Shaun Williams

  • Age: 45
  • Place and date of death: Shotton, 24 August 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Kelly Elizabeth Evans

  • Age: 45
  • Place and date of death: Prestatyn 3 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Tomos Owen Butler

  • Age: 24
  • Place and date of death: Holywell, 6 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Dariusz Bogdan Olczak

  • Age: 60
  • Place and date of death: Prestatyn, 18 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Paul George Spinks

  • Age: 48
  • Place and date of death: Rhewl, 9 July 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3pm
Tuesday 25 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Jon Llewellyn James Davies

  • Age: 89
  • Place and date of death: Colwyn Bay, 26 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Jack Owen

  • Age: 99
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 19 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Ann Sylvia Davies

  • Age: 81
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 26 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Neil Young

  • Age: 36
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 12 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Sophie Leanne Todd

  • Age: 29
  • Place and date of death: Abergele, 28 October 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

David Edward Parry

  • Age: 77
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 15 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Thursday 27 June 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Mathew Williams

  • Age: 32
  • Place and date of death: Penycae, 3 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Robert Frith - Pre-inquest hearing

  • Age: 65
  • Place and date of death: HMP Berwyn, 14 November 2020
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Raymond Francis Hughes

  • Age: 89
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 3 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3:30pm

Treasure inquests

There are no treasure inquests scheduled at the moment.