Date/Time of Inquest Name Date of Death Place of Death
14:45 Bartlomiej Michal Podolak aged 38years from Lampeter, Ceredigion 23/09/19 Lampeter, Ceredigion
14:10 Alun Alban Rees aged 69years from Henllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion 02/10/19 Henllan, Llandysul
14:45 Susan Margaret Parker aged 67yrs from Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion 27/09/19 Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion
14:10 Richard Collins aged 63yrs from Taliesin, Machynlleth, Powys 08/07/19 Taliesin, Machynlleth, Powys
14:10 Karl William Peter Kraus aged 37yrs from Cardigan, Ceredigion 18/06/17 A487 at Penparc, Cardigan
14:45 Katarzyna Elzbieta Paszek aged 39yrs from Lampeter, Ceredigion 13/11/18 Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen
14:10 Adam Dewulf-Peters 26/01/19 Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth
14:10 Joanna Catherine Glover aged 35yrs from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 26/02/19 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
14:10 Craig David Sheppard aged 35yrs from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 01/04/19 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
14:45 Phoebe Louise Williams aged 23yrs from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 28/05/19 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
14:10 Louise Yvonne Duckworth aged 36yrs from Aberporth, Ceredigion 18/05/19 Aberporth, Ceredigion
14:10 Gertrude Joan Gaynor Jones aged 83yrs from Aberaeron, Ceredigion 19/03/18 Aberaeron, Ceredigion
12:00 Anthony Alexander Porter aged 55yrs from Ysbyty Ystwyth, Aberystwyth 24/01/19 Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth
11:25 Aaron David Eaton aged 19yrs from Tremain, Cardigan 12/01/19 Tremain, Cardigan
10:55 Murray John Jones aged 31yrs from Llandre, Aberystwyth 02/01/19 Llandre, Aberystwyth
14:10 John Neil Chisholm, aged 62years, from Lampeter, Ceredigion 28/11/18 Lampeter, Ceredigion
14:10 Tristan Keith Silver aged 11years from Tregaron, Ceredigion 04/05/18 University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Date Opened Name Date of Death Place of Death
10/12/19 Fern Angharad Busuttil aged 37years from Llanrhystud, Ceredigion 24/11/19 A477 Red Roses to Kilgetty road beneath Kilgetty Lane Bridge, Pembrokeshire
10/12/19 Katie Evans aged 20years from Cwmdare, Mid Glamorgan 04/12/19 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
27/11/19 Phillip Merfyn Magor aged 64yrs from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire 22/11/19 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
20/11/19 David Mervyn Jones aged 64yrs from Hendon, Sunderland 19/11/19 Bwlchllan, Lampeter, Ceredigion
19/11/19 Ellie Catherine Bryan aged 18yrs from Penparcau, Aberystwyth 17/11/19 Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth following an RTC on 16/11/19
17/10/19 Gavin Lee Roberts aged 42yrs from Talybont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 14/10/19 Llandre, Bow Street, Ceredigion
08/10/19 Alun Alban Rees aged 69yrs from Henllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion 02/10/19 Henllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion
08/10/19 Keith Thomas Morris aged 61yrs from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 05/10/19 On the beach at Borth, Ceredigion
02/10/19 Susan Margaret Parker aged 67yrs from Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion 27/09/19 Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion
24/09/19 Marcus John Heighton aged 31yrs from Llechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion 21/09/19 Died on the A484 following an RTC nr Llechryd
24/09/19 Bartlomiej Michal Podolak aged 38yrs from Lampeter, Ceredigion 23/09/19 Found deceased at his home in Lampeter
22/08/19 Darrel Griffiths aged 66years from Cross Inn, Llandysul, Ceredigion 21/08/19 Cross Inn, Llandysul, Ceredigion
10/07/19 Richard Collins aged 63yrs from Taliesin, Ceredigion 08/07/19 Taliesin, Ceredigion
26/06/19 Marie Lena Gilmore aged 48yrs from Penparcau, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 20/06/19 Penparcau, Aberystwyth

Coroners record and investigate sudden, unexpected and violent deaths.  Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Ceredigion, is Mr P L Brunton.

Not all deaths are reported to the Coroner, in most cases, a GP or hospital doctor can issue a Medical Certificate of the cause of death so that it can be registered by the registrar.

When is a Coroner involved?

A death should be reported to the Coroner when a doctor knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that the death:

  • Occurred as a result of poisoning, the use of a controlled drug, medicinal product, or toxic chemical;
  • Occurred as a result of trauma, violence or physical injury, whether inflicted intentionally or otherwise;
  • Is related to any treatment or procedure of a medical or similar nature;
  • Occurred as a result of self-harm, (including a failure by the deceased person to preserve their own life) whether intentional or otherwise;
  • Occurred as a result of injury or disease received during, or attributable to, the course of the deceased person’s work;
  • Occurred as a result of a notifiable accident, poisoning, or disease;
  • Occurred as a result of neglect or failure of care by another person;
  • Was otherwise unnatural.

          (This list is not exhaustive)

What does the Coroner do?

Coroners will look to establish the medical cause of death. If the cause remains in doubt after a post mortem, an inquest will be held. If the examination shows death to have been a natural one, there may be no need for an inquest and the Coroner will send a form to the registrar of deaths so that the death can be registered by the relatives and a certificate of burial issued by the registrar.


An inquest is held to record:

  • Who the deceased was
  • When, where and how he or she came by the medical cause of death

When a conclusion is reached, the Coroner records the details needed for the registration of the death.

An inquest does not determine any question of civil liability or criminal liability on the part of a named person.

Usually Inquests for Ceredigion are held at:
Aberystwyth Justice Centre
Y Lanfa
SY23 1AS

Registration of Deaths

If the Coroner decides that it is necessary for an inquest to be held, then the death will not be registered until the inquest has been completed, however an Interim Death Certificate will be issued by the Coroner pending full registration if required to administer the affairs of the deceased.

At the conclusion of the inquest the Coroner will forward details of the deceased to the registrar for the area where the death occurred. The Register Office for Ceredigion is at:

Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UE

Tel: 01970 633580


The Coroner's Office

You can contact the Coroner's Office using the details below:

HM Senior Coroner
6 Upper Portland Street
SY23 2DU


Telephone number: 01970 612567

Fax: 01970 615572

Coroner’s Officer for Ceredigion:

Mr Eric James
Dyfed Powys Police, Aberystwyth Police Station, Boulevard St Brieuc, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1PH.
Office hours Monday to Thursday, 07.00a.m. - 2.30p.m.

Direct telephone contact - 07966 648812
(should you require a landline contact you must ring the Dyfed Powys Police central non-emergency contact number - 0845 3302000 and ask for extension 35623).

Fax: 01970 630605


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