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.

Tuesday 19 January

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Jonathan Miall, aged 46, from Bicester, died 02/07/20 in Bicester
  • 1pm Katherine Lomas, aged 78, from Oxford, died 13/10/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital

1.30pm Inquests to open/open and close

  • Ved Shukla, aged 85, from Oxford, died 05/01/21 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Jill Bond, aged 88, from Oxford, died 10/01/21 in John Radcliffe Hospital

Wednesday 20 January

Inquests to conclude

  • 10am Matthew Gill, aged 32, from Abingdon, died 09/07/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • 11.30am Mark Coulthard, aged 60, from Tamworth, died 20/07/20 on A361 Chipping Warden
  • 2pm Pauline Risbridger, aged 73, from Oxford, died 27/08/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital
  • 3pm Freda Skeet, aged 83, from Oxford, died 14/09/20 in John Radcliffe Hospital

Thursday 21 January

Pre inquest review

  • 10am Kieran Martin, aged 38, from Banbury, died 25/07/20 at Seer Green and Jordan Railway Station

Inquests to conclude

  • 1pm Christopher Seale, aged 40, from Wallingford, died 30/05/20 in Wallingford