HM Coroner's Service - Inquest Timetable and Diary

The inquests shown below are those listed for hearing in the next month.  Major inquests that are arranged well in advance are also shown.

It is possible that if an inquest is listed at very short notice, it may not appear in the list below.  If you are concerned that an inquest for a relative of yours does not appear, you are welcome to contact the Coroner's office.

Important notice:

The Coroner's Office (Fairfield, Cockermouth) is open to allow families to attend inquests . However, in line with Government advice, if you are attending HM Coroners Court, you are expected to bring a face mask with you and to wear it at all times. This must be worn in public waiting areas, and during the inquest proceedings to prevent any risk of spreading Covid-19.  

Also, whilst immediate family members are able to attend inquests, spaces in the Court have been limited. Please ensure that no more than 2/3 people are in attendance.

Should you have any questions or queries, you can contact the office on 0300 303 3180 or email hmcoroner@cumbria.gov.uk

**Please Note: Inquests are public hearings and as such the Press may attend and report on proceedings**


Timetable last updated -  18th October 2021

10am

Peter Desmond Herring    Age 89    from  Penrith

Date of death:  29 April 2021    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


11am

Winifred Joan Shirley Herring    Age 85    from  Penrith

Date of death:  28 April 2021    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


12pm

Carol Milligan    Age 48    from  Carlisle

Date of death:  13 March 2021    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


2pm

Carl McAdam    Age 44    from  Carlisle

Date of death:  12 April 2021    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


3pm

David Gordon Howe    Age 60    from  Longtown

Date of death:  3 May 2021    Place of death:  Longtown

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal

10am

Derek Wroe   Age 50    from  Stockport

Date of death:  27 March 2021    Place of death:  Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Estimated 2 Hours

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


2pm

Alfred Brown    Age 40    from  Carlisle

Date of death:  26 March 2021    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour 

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


3pm

Nikki Sian Torley    Age 27    from  Whitehaven

Date of death:  17 May 2021    Place of death:  Whitehaven

Estimated 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal

10am

Pre Inquest Review Hearing

Joan Twentyman   Age 88    from  Carlisle

Date of death:  11 September 2020    Place of death:  Carlisle

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal


11am

Rachel Brooksbank    Age 50    from  Whitehaven

Date of death:  12 August 2019    Place of death:  Maryport

Estimated 6 Hours

Coroner: Ms Kirsty Gomersal

Timetable last updated - 13 October 2021


Tuesday 19 October 2021 - Inquests to be opened by Ms Kirsty Gomersal


Paul Band -  Late of Stoke-on-Trent

Date of death: 1 October 2021

Date of birth: 2 January 1974

Inquest adjourned to 17 February 2022


Polly Charlotte Kenyon -  Late of Glasgow

Date of death: 24 March 2021

Date of birth: 1 October 1984

Inquest adjourned to 2 December 2021


Sandra Jean Inglis -  Late of Newcastleton

Date of death: 23 September 2021

Date of birth: 11 June 1948

Inquest adjourned to 17 February 2022


Barrie Sharp -  Late of Whitehaven

Date of death: 8 October 2021

Date of birth: 8 June 1961

Inquest adjourned to 17 February 2022


Barry McDonnell -  Late of Dublin

Date of death: 4 October 2021

Date of birth: 16 October 1967

Inquest adjourned to 24 February 2022


Joshua Thomas Robertson -  Late of Carlisle

Date of death: 8 October 2021

Date of birth: 6 September 1999

Inquest adjourned to 24 February 2022


Thursday 21 October 2021 - Inquests to be opened by Ms Kirsty Gomersal


Alan Armstrong -  Late of Carlisle

Date of death: 5 October 2021

Date of birth: 30 July 1972

Inquest adjourned to 24 February 2022


Christopher Crosthwaite -  Late of Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 12 October 2021

Date of birth: 11 May 1981

Inquest adjourned to 24 February 2022


Joshua Kinnie -  Late of Darlington

Date of death: 11 October 2021

Date of birth: 13 February 1999

Inquest adjourned to 24 February 2022


Michael Newall -  Late of Aspatria

Date of death: 11 October 2021

Date of birth: 30 June 1987

Inquest adjourned to 1 March 2022