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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.

Tuesday 26 September

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Keith Cavendish-Coulson, aged 79, from Bicester, died 05/02/2023 in Bicester
  • 2pm Shaun Grainger, aged 66, from Gloucester, died 30/04/2023 in JRH

Wednesday 27 September

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Andrew Newman, aged 73, from Oxford, died 14/01/2023 in Oxford 
  • 2pm Lee Walker, aged 35, from Oxford, died 13/03/2023 in Oxford

Inquests to open

From approximately 1.45pm

  • Malcolm Butler, aged 73, from Reading, died 02/09/2023 in Reading
  • Sergey Ignatiev, aged 52, from Oxford, died 06/09/2023 in Oxford
  • Christopher ‘Geoffery’ Ling, aged 89, from Bicester, died 14/09/2023 in JRH
  • Richard Graver, aged 71, from Didcot, died 17/09/2023 in Sobell House
  • Rita Heath, aged 97, from Oxford, died 20/09/2023 in Sobell House
  • Louis Bates, aged 93, from Banbury, died 18/09/2023 in HGH
  • Sara Hall, aged 59, from Banbury, died 17/09/2023 in Banbury
  • Niketa Aird, aged 20, from Abingdon, died 20/09/2023 in JRH
  • Mark Phythian-Adams, aged 79, from Oxford, died 02/08/2023 in JRH

Thursday 28 September

Pre-Inquest review - out of court

  • 10am Ruslan Voitkun, aged 45, from Bicester, died 10/03/2023 in Bicester

Inquests to conclude

  • 11am Susan Pulley, aged 65, from Milton Keynes, died 02/04/2023 in JRH
  • 2pm Kay Rudd, aged 44, from Oxford, died 18/05/2023 in Oxford
  • 3pm Kelyth Ross, aged 38, from Cheltenham, died 19/05/2023 in Didcot

Friday 29 September

Inquests in writing pursuant to section 9(c) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 - out of court

  • Ernest Harford, aged 88, from Wantage, died 28/07/2023 in Churchill Hospital
  • Michael Brooks, aged 88, from Chipping Norton, died 04/08/2023 in JRH
  • Pamela Shanks, aged 82, from Faringdon, died 28/07/2023 in Faringdon

Tuesday 3 October

Inquest to conclude

  • 10am Peter Orme, aged 79, from Bicester, died 22/02/2023 in JRH

Wednesday 4 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Sylvia Ball, aged 79, from Oxford, died 24/03/2023 in JRH
  • 12.15pm Stefan ŻÓŁTEK, aged 62, from Abingdon, died 01/06/2023 in Abingdon

Pre-Inquest review, out of court

  • David Goddard, aged 67, from Witney, died 16/02/2023, in Witney

Thursday 5 October

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Gregory Roberts, aged 43, from Oxford, died 30/12/2022 in Bangkok
  • 2.45pm Sheena Rand, aged 80, from Wallingford, died 08/05/2023 in Churchill Hospital

Tuesday 17 October

Inquest to conclude

  • 12pm John Jones, aged 81, from Oxford, died 06/04/2023 in Oxford