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South London Coroner’s Service,  2nd Floor,  Davis House,          Robert Street,  Croydon  CR0 1QQ

We cover the London boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Bromley and Bexley.

All correspondence for the South London Coroner’s Court should be addressed to the above.  Both the court and office are at the above address.

Main switchboard: 020 8313 1883
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Our telephone lines are open weekdays 9am to 12 noon. If you are ringing after 12 noon we will re-open at 9am the next working weekday.

GP, Hospital & Registrar referrals are to be made via our portal at using the death referral tab on the above toolbar.

If you are a funeral director requesting cremation papers please continue to email your request with the relevant details to and we will email the documents to you when available for release. 

If you a Police officer calling to refer a new case outside of office hours, please contact the out of hours service – for Bromley and Bexley ring  01689 86 3000 (choose option 4) or for Croydon and Sutton please ring 020 8401 3000 and ask for the on call officer to be contacted.

If you are a professional enquiring about a referral that has been submitted to us via the portal please email


Sandilands Inquests touching the deaths of Donald Collett, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary, Mark Smith, Dane Chinnery and Robert Huxley

Pre-Inquest Review Hearing V, 28th January 2021 at 14.00 hours

In The Grand Chamber, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine St, Croydon, CR0 1NX

For your own health and safety and that of others, this hearing will be conducted remotely for interested persons and their representatives.  In line with the principles of open justice the court is open but members of the public or press who wish to attend are kindly asked to email the Court on  at least two days in advance of the hearing to ensure that appropriate and safe arrangements can be put in place.

Previous hearings:

The first procedural hearing took place at midday, 11th December 2019 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX.

The second procedural hearing took place at 10am 29th January 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX.

The third procedural hearing took place at 10am 6th August 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX.

The fourth procedural hearing took place at 10am 25th September 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX


South London Coroner’s court is open and families, lawyers, witnesses, journalists and members of the public are welcome to attend but social distancing is in place and must be followed, together with the wearing of a mask.  Due to social distancing in place, seats in court are more limited than normal.

Any person admitted to a remote hearing at South London Coroner’s court is bound by the following direction from the Senior Coroner:

Disclosure is permitted to legal and professional advisors and immediate members of the deceased’s family in connection with the investigation.

At the inquest no person attending remotely may further disclose documents issued by the court, or exhibits shown in the hearing, or make a video or audio recording of the hearing.

Failure to follow this direction may risk being in contempt of court.

Journalists may wish to apply to the coroner to record a hearing if it is necessary to enable fair reporting or to attend in person.

If in doubt, please contact the court for a ruling.

HM Senior Coroner S Ormond-Walshe

2nd December 2020

The Coroner's Court is located at 

South London Coroner's Service, Davis House,
Robert Street, Croydon

The location of the Coroner's court is easily accessible in central Croydon, close to East Croydon Rail and Tramlink Stations and to a bus station.  The court is approximately a 10 minute walk from East Croydon train station.  Detailed further directions if required are available on application to the South London Coroner’s Office. Public car parking is available in Wandle Road car park but not in the court complex itself.









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Date of Birth Forename Surname Gender Date of Inquest
14.11.1999 Rahmin TALUKDAR Male 21.01.21 @ 3pm
05.06.1974 Kevin KING Male 22.01.21 @ 2pm
17.08.1942 Bertram WIDGEN Male 25.01.21 @ 11.30am
30.05.1969 Lisa Ann DIXON Female 25.01.21 @ 1.30pm
15.06.1945 Steven BROWN Male 27.01.21 @ 10am
29.09.1964 Maria BAWN Female 27.01.21 @ 12.30pm
16.01.1999 Dami ODEYINGBO Male 27.01.21 @ 2pm
29.11.1959 Gerry MARCELLE Male 28.01.21 @ 10am
PIRH V SANDILANDS 28.01.21 @ 2pm
09.05.1971 Clifford DURBAN Male 29.01.21 @ 12 noon
14.05.1977 Mark LEYDEN Male 29.01.21 @ 1.30pm

Information on attending an inquest »


Those who wish to attend court and who have any special requirements (including, for example, a need for translation or interpretation services or help with reading) are requested to contact the office dealing with the inquest well in advance.  Wheelchair access is available, but please advise us ahead of your visit so that all necessary arrangements can be made.  The courts have toilets, waiting rooms, telephones, and facilities for people with disabilities.  It is appreciated if prior warning can be given by those requiring any specific facilities.