Her Majesty's Coroner for the County of Devon
Plymouth and South West District
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
- 1 Derriford Park
Derriford Business Park
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Coroners are independent judicial officers in England and Wales who must follow laws which apply to coroners and inquests. Each coroner has a deputy and one of them must be available at all times to deal with deaths that need to be reported to them. Coroners are usually lawyers but may be doctors and are appointed and paid by the Local Authority.
A death is usually reported to the coroner if it is sudden or unexpected or if the doctor is unable to issue a certificate. The coroner is responsible for establishing the cause of death and considering whether to order a post mortem, hold an inquest or both.
The Coroner’s Office has moved to 1 Derriford Park, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5QZ. View location map »
The current Senior Coroner is Ian Arrow.
The Coroner’s Officers
The Coroner’s Officers for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon are in Plymouth and are based at The Coroner’s Office, 1 Derriford Park, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5QZ. They can be contacted by phoning 01752 307482.
- 8.15am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday
If you need to contact the Coroner’s Office outside these hours please contact Devon and Cornwall Police by phoning 101.
Further information and documents
If you require information in connection with a baby or child death, please speak to a Coroners Officer on the numbers above.
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