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What is a Coroner?


What is a Coroner?

Coroners are independent judicial office holders funded by us. They are either a doctor or lawyer and primarily investigate violent, sudden or suspicious deaths.

Some deaths have to be reported to a Coroner before:

  • the death can be registered at the registration office
  • the document allowing the funeral to go ahead can be issued

West and North Northamptonshire Coroners

Senior Coroner

  • Mrs Anne Pember

Assistant Coroners

  • Hassan Shah
  • Jonathan Dixey
  • Chris Stark
  • Elizabeth Wheeler
  • Sophie Lomas 

Last updated 21 March 2024