Inquests Opened.

Inquests opened by the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Coroner in the last week


Measures to enable Inquest hearings to take place in person were implemented from 3 August 2020. To comply with Government social distancing guidelines, there will be restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend. Access to the court will not be granted without prior arrangement with the Coroner’s Office, which can be made by emailing coroner@portsmouthcc.gov.uk. Members of the press will be permitted to attend in person if there is space available and they have informed the Coroner’s Office in advance of the hearing – alternatively they may be granted access via video link. You should not attend court in person if you are self-isolating, are considered a vulnerable person or have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Arrangements can be made for you to access the hearing via video link or telephone if required. Help us keep our visitors and staff safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following social distance guidelines, keeping a two metre distance from people outside your household or support bubble. All attendees are encouraged to bring their own face coverings to court and wear them throughout the hearing. See specific guidance on the attendance at inquests.

Type Full Name Age of Deceased Date of Death Place of Death
Inquest Denise Doris DEACON 65 2020-09-19 Havant
Inquest Susan Ann THRELFALL 83 2021-02-17 Queen Alexandra Hospital
Inquest Nicholas Alan COOMBES 53 2020-11-06 Fareham
Inquest Geoffrey Lawrence Edward FURY 83 2020-11-26 Southsea
Inquest Kyle WILDER 34 2020-12-16 Queen Alexandra Hospital
Inquest Peter John Frederick RUSSELL 81 2020-10-09 Southsea
Inquest Daniel HOUSTON 32 2021-02-14 Southsea
Inquest Darren Peter KERR 49 2020-11-17 Waterlooville
Inquest Maurice SCANTLEBURY 70 2021-02-18 Queen Alexandra Hospital
Inquest Malcolm Harry DAVIS 73 2021-02-18 Queen Alexandra Hospital
Inquest Dervla Niamh CURRAN 20 2021-02-18 Portsmouth