HM Coroner

A Coroner is an independent judicial office holder, appointed by a local council. Coroners usually have a legal background but will also be familiar with medical terminology. An inquest is an enquiry by a Coroner into the cause of an unexplained or unexpected death and its circumstances. Coroners investigate deaths that have been reported to them if it appears that:
• the death was violent or unnatural.
• the cause of death is unknown; the death was unexpected or is unexplained; or the death occurred within 24 hours of the deceased going in, or coming out of hospital.
• the person died in prison, police custody, or another type of state detention.
In these cases coroners must investigate to find out, for the benefit of bereaved families and for official records, who has died and how, when, and where they died.

Eastbourne and Weald

Police Station
Hammonds Drive
Eastbourne
BN23 6PW

Tel 01273 404646

Hastings and Rother

Police Station
Bohemia Road
Hastings
TN34 1JJ

Tel 01273 404371

North West Kent

Coroner Service Team
Cantium House
Sandling Road
Maidstone
ME14 1XD

Tel:03000 41 05 02

This area covers the district council areas of Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling (part), Tunbridge Wells

Central, South East, Mid Kent & Medway

Coroner Service Team
Cantium House
Sandling Road
Maidstone
ME14 1XD

Tel:03000 41 05 02

This area covers the district council areas of Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge & Malling (part), Swale (part).