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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
E-mail us on: admin.coroner@croydon.gov.uk

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 www.southlondoncoroner.org 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 admin.coroner@croydon.gov.uk 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 LondonSouthCoroner@croydon.gov.uk

SANDILANDS TRAM CRASH UPDATE

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 VI 10.00 hours 30th April 2021

Inquest 17th May 2021 – 20th August 2021

In The Council Chamber, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine St, Croydon,

CR0 1NX

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  admin.coroner@croydon.gov.uk at least two days in advance of the hearing to ensure that appropriate and safe arrangements can be put in place as seats are limited in number.

s9(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 makes it contempt of court to broadcast recordings of court proceedings to the public.

The principle of Open Justice means that families, people who have been given Interested Person status, lawyers for families or other Interested Persons, and witnesses are welcome together with journalists and members of the public.  During this pandemic social distancing applies and that means there are limited seats in court.

Remote access to journalists may only lawfully be given by way of audio transmission if the coroner expressly dis-applies s9 of the 1981 Contempt of Court Act.  There is an absolute statutory prohibition of members of the public or press having access to a visual broadcast.

(The Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 38 Remote Participation in coronial proceedings via video and audio broadcast, 11th June 2020)

In the circumstances, the coroner will consider, on application, dis-applying s9 to permit the Press to have audio access to the hearing.

S Ormond-Walshe

HM Senior Coroner, South London

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

The fifth procedural hearing took place at 2pm 28th January 2021 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX

GENERAL NOTICE

South London Coroner’s court is Open.  That means family members, Interested Persons, lawyers, witnesses, journalists and members of the public are all are welcome to attend.  However, during this pandemic 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.

Family members, persons with Interested Person status, witnesses, lawyers representing Interested Persons and member of the Press may attend the hearings remotely.  It is helpful for the court to be put on notice at least 24 hours before the hearing date and time, that someone is asking to attend remotely.

At the hearing no person attending remotely may further disclose documents issued by the court, nor exhibits shown in the hearing, nor make a photograph, video or audio recording of the hearing.  Failure to follow this direction may risk being in contempt of court.

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

HM Senior Coroner S Ormond-Walshe

1st March 2021

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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FORTHCOMING INQUESTS

Click on the name for more information

Date of Birth Forename Surname Gender Date of Inquest
07.05.1966 Gregory ISAACS Male 22.04.21 @ 10am
27.02.1989 Luke CAREY Male 22.04.21 @1pm
27.06.1969 Glenn LAWRENCE Male 23.04.21 @ 10am
06.08.1950 Celia LEVITT Female 23.04.21 @ 2.30pm
20.12.1988 Anita CHAGGER Female 26.04.21 @ 10am
10.08.1986 Daniel MORRISON Male 27.04.21 @ 10am
18.02.1967 Helena ANTONIOU Female 27.04.21 @ 3pm
15.02.2002 Divyen PATEL Male 28.04.21 @ 10am
15.02.2002 Divyen PATEL Male 29.04.21 @ 10am
11.04.1963 Richard FLEMING Male 30.04.21 @ 10am
29.09.1975 Stephen PHILLIPS Male 30.04.21 @ 3pm

Information on attending an inquest »

DISABILITY, TRANSLATION, INTERPRETATION AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS

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.