List of inquests

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

Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court arrangements due to coronavirus

Oxfordshire Coroner’s Office continues to operate but staff are working remotely. For any queries please call 01865 815020. 

Inquests will continue to be held subject to government guidance on controlling infection risk and social distancing. 

Any member of the public or press who wishes to attend must telephone 01865 815020 no later than midday on the day prior to inquest.

Attendance is likely to be subject to a maximum number of persons permitted in court to ensure social distancing. Separate, detailed, instructions will be provided to all attendees prior to the hearing.

Where possible, people will be encouraged to 'attend' remotely by telephone or video to avoid the need for physical attendance.

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  

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

Watch this YouTube video for guidance on visiting the Coroner’s Court.

Monday 19 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Sivarama Devabathini, aged 37, from Reading, died 03/09/20 in Royal Berkshire Hospital

Tuesday 20 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Ryan Chan, aged 19, from Oxford, died 03/12/20 in Oxford
  • 10.45am Hilkka Worrall, aged 74, from Witney, died 05/12/20 in Sobell House
  • 11.30am Joanne Hathaway, aged 50, from Abingdon, died 06/12/20 in Abingdon
  • 12.15pm Peter Evans, aged 78, from Banbury, died 28/11/20 in Katharine House Hospice
  • 12.45pm Philip Faulkner, aged 58, from Kidlington, died 22/01/21 in Kidlington

2pm Inquests to open

  • Stephen Chamberlain, aged 61, from Oxford, died 28/03/21 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Ronald Norwood, aged 90, from Oxford, died 08/04/21 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • John Flower, aged 90, from Bicester, dies 23/12/20 in Katharine House Hospice
  • Lee Baylis, aged 43, from Oxford, died 06/04/21 in Oxford
  • Simon Richardson, aged 58, from Windelsham, died 04/04/21 on A4155 Henley on Thames

Wednesday 21 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Terence Carson, aged 61, from Oxford, died 21/11/20 in Oxford
  • 10.45am Anthony Collett, aged 73, from Banbury, died 15/02/21 in Banbury
  • 11.15am Roy Kimbrey, aged 79, from Abingdon, died 14/02/21 in Sobell House
  • 11.45am Janet Taylor, aged 79, from Witney, died 23/01/21 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • 12.15pm Destiny Gill, aged 22, from Chipping Norton, died 11/12/20 in Chipping Norton
  • 2pm Ewen Lever, aged 29, from Swindon, died 09/12/20 on A361 Signet, Burford

Thursday 22 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Maureen Hodge, aged 70, from Didcot, died 22/11/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • 11.30am Krzysztof Janik, aged 46, from Oxford, died 30/11/20 in Oxford Youth Hostel
  • 1pm Karl Grimsey, aged 55, from Bicester, died 18/09/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital

Friday 23 April

Inquest to conclude

  • 10am Ferne Campbell, aged 19, from Daventry, died 05/09/16 in John Radcliffe Hospital

Tuesday 27 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Louise Jones, aged 40, from Faringdon, died 27/11/20 in Faringdon
  • 11am Dorothy Elliott, aged 67, from Swindon, died 03/11/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • 12.30pm Norman Boyd, aged 89, from Kidlington, died 16/12/20 in Chawley Grove Care Home

Wednesday 28 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Jaxson Gargan, aged 28 days, from Carterton, died 01/07/18 in Carterton
  • 12.30pm Michael Commons, aged 38, from Abingdon, died 08/09/20 in Abingdon
  • 2pm Mark Jenkinson, aged 30, from Oxford, died 07/11/20 in Oxford
  • 3.30pm Kenneth Herring, aged 75, from Oxford, died 31/12/20 in Oxford

Thursday 29 April

Inquests to conclude

  • 11.30am Domenico De Fazio, aged 41, from Newbury, died 14/11/20 in Didcot