Find us at

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

COVID-19 Notice

16th November 2020

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

It is with regret that the Sandilands Inquests, originally due to commence on Monday 19 October, have been formally adjourned. This decision has been made following confirmation that England will enter a period of national lockdown for at least 28 days from Thursday 5 November, with possible further restrictions to follow.

Although courts are exempt from the lockdown, it would not be possible to safely host all jurors, family members of the Deceased and the Coroner’s Court staff within the main Chamber whilst adhering to the two-metre social distancing guidance. Following advice from the Public Health Directorate in Croydon and the Local Authority on the safety of both the Town Hall Chamber and Fairfield Halls, and taking into account the distance that many individuals (jurors, witnesses and advocates) would need to travel in order to attend, we have concluded that in terms of public health, it is in the best interest of all parties that these Inquests are adjourned.

It would not be appropriate to hold these Inquests in a remote manner, as this would not allow the hearing to be as effective as possible.

In line with insights from the UK Government and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), it is likely that the situation surrounding coronavirus will have improved by Spring 2021, following the current lockdown, possible further restrictions, improvements in treatment options and a possible vaccine. It is therefore likely that a hearing of this size can be conducted much more safely in Spring 2021.

The hearing has therefore been adjourned to a date on or after 1 March 2021, at which point a new Risk Assessment will be completed. From this we will consider whether we can resume the Inquests, with our goal being to resume the Inquests as soon as it is safe to do so.  Any updates will be posted to this website.

Members of the press should direct any questions on the adjournment to 0800 368 8490 or sandilands@plmr.co.uk.

All other enquiries should be directed to the Coroner’s Office as normal.

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

NOTICE

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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FORTHCOMING INQUESTS

Click on the name for more information

Date of Birth Forename Surname Gender Date of Inquest
15.03.1959 Tobias WARREN Male 01.12.20 @ 10am
28.09.1988 Lal Bahadur KANWAR Male 01.12.20 @ 12noon
28.03.1926 Irene MILTON Female 01.12.20 @ 3pm
05.03.1952 Moira WORSNOPP Female 02.12.20 @ 10am
05.03.1952 Moira WORSNOPP Female 03.12.20 @ 10am
15.02.2002 Divyan PATEL Male 03.12.20 @ 12 noon
01.07.1991 Giovanni WALLACE Male 03.12.20 @ 1pm
13.01.1975 Paul MCCARROLL Male 03.12.20 @ 1.15pm
29.11.1959 Gerry MARCELLE Male 07.12.20 @ 10am
15.03.1971 Adam GLOWACKI Male 07.12.20 @ 3pm
15.09.1972 Tajinder Singh GILL Male 08.12.20 @ 10am
07.10.1964 Tarik Adel Osman KADRY Male 08.12.20 @ 12noon
25.02.1957 Martin JEFFERY Male 08.12.20 @ 2pm
12.12.1974 Graham JARVIS Male 08.12.20 @ 3pm
21.09.1976 Susan CAIN Female 09.12.20 @ 10am
28.04.1956 John SNELL Male 09.12.20 @ 2pm
18.02.1986 Kayleigh Louise SIMONS Female 10.12.20 @ 3pm

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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.