List of inquests

A list of the inquests scheduled for hearing in the Oxford Coroner's Court.

The Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court is open to members of the press and public. Please see the inquest list below for exact sitting times. If attending a particular case, please aim to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the stated start time.

Any member of the public or press who wishes to be considered for remote attendance at an inquest or inquest opening (this is facilitated using Microsoft Teams) should make a written request to the Coroner’s Office at coroners.oxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk giving at least 24 hours notice, where possible.

If a member of the public or press requires further information about inquest cases, the Coroner will consider providing information on request. Any requests should be submitted, in writing, to coroners.oxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk  

All hearings (unless otherwise stated) are held at Oxford Coroner's Court, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND.

Wednesday 28 September

12pm Inquests to open (out of court)

  • Cornel Sicoie, aged 41, from Witney, died 15/09/22 in Witney
  • Helen Smithson, aged 66, from Didcot, died 10/09/22 in Didcot
  • Kenneth Simmen, aged 58, from Henley on Thames, died 20/08/22 in Henley on Thames
  • Michael Wornham, aged 75, from Wantage, died 13/09/22 in JRH
  • Leslie Morgan, aged 77, from Banbury, died 10/09/22 in JRH
  • Christopher Tucker, aged 41, from Oxford, died 31/07/22 in Oxford
  • Gabriel Fernandes, aged 69, from Banbury, died 31/08/22 in HGH

Treasure cases (out of court)

10:00    2020-T121
10:15    2018-T958
10:30    2020-T139
10:45    2019-T457
11:00    2020-T389
11:15    2019-T843
11:30    2019-T844
11:45    2019-T1045

Thursday 29 September

Treasure cases (out of court)

10:00    2019-T1204
10:15    2020-T485
10:30    2020-T594
10:45    2020-T624
11:00    2020-T626
11:15    2020-T661
11:30    2020-T667
11:45    2020-T994

Tuesday 4 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Ella Chatfield, aged 18, from Witney, died 23/02/22 in Witney
  • 2pm Brian Pratley, aged 90, from Witney, died 23/07/22 in JRH
  • 2.45pm William Haine, aged 78, from Faringdon, died 27/07/22 in JRH
  • 3.15pm Omar Ali, aged 55, from Oxford, died 10/05/22 in JRH

Wednesday 5 October

Pre inquest review

  • 1.30pm Paul Clarke, aged 64, from Witney, died 19/03/22 in JRH

Inquests to conclude

  • 11am Andrew Marchant, aged 41, from Wolverhampton, died 26/04/22 in JRH
  • 2pm Valerie Williams, aged 86, from Oxford, died 28/05/22 in JRH
  • 3.15pm Judith Allen, aged 82, from Oxford, died 29/06/22 in Oxford

Monday 10 – Friday 14 October

Inquests to conclude (with Jury)

  • 10am Chegory McCarty, aged 35, from Bicester, died 25/05/20 in Bicester

Tuesday 18 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am John Gould, aged 82, from Oxford, died 23/02/22 in JRH and Cynthia Gomme, aged 81, from Chinnor, died 20/02/22 in Thame
  • 12.15pm James Collinson, aged 75, from Chipping Norton, died 08/07/22 in Chipping Norton
  • 1pm Anne Ryland-Jones, aged 87, from Witney, died 14/07/22 in JRH
  • 1.30pm Barbara Timpson, aged 87, from Faringdon, died 07/09/22 in JRH

Wednesday 19 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Christine Hutton, aged 57, from Oxford, died 17/03/22 in Oxford
  • 2pm Sedji Sejdiu, aged 40, from London, died 12/04/22 on M40 Oxford

Pre inquest review

  • 11.15am Ethan Chance, aged 23 from Towcester, died 24/04/22 on A422 Wroxton

Thursday 20 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Luke Venn, aged 32, from Abingdon, died 10/07/22 in Abingdon
  • 11am Thomas Elstob, aged 31, from Reading, died 26/03/22 on A420 Oxford
  • 1pm Victor Rochford, aged 87, from Kidlington, died 27/07/22 in JRH

Tuesday 25 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Tomas Franko, aged 34, from Aylesbury, died 05/05/22 in JRH

Wednesday 26 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Jessica Walker, aged 30, from Witney, died 05/06/22 on A40 Witney
  • 2pm Mateusz Midyk, aged 33, from Buckingham, died 10/06/22 on A329 Thame

Pre inquest review

  • 11.30am Stephen Griffiths, aged 58, from Bicester, died 20/04/21 in Bicester

Thursday 27 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Ben Ireson, aged 26, from Abingdon, died 28/04/22 in Kingston Bagpuize
  • 12.15pm Francis Cunningham, aged 88, from Henley on Thames, died 24/06/22 in RBH