Date/Time of Inquest Name Date of Death Place of Death
14:10 Harold Maurice Alvan Keens-Soper aged 80years from Capel Dewi, Llandysul 14/11/18 Capel Dewi, Llandysul
14:30 Jonathan Keith Bunn aged 56years from Lampeter, Ceredigion 25/11/18 Lampeter, Ceredigion
14:45 Emma Williams aged 74years from Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion 25/02/19 University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Date Opened Name Date of Death Place of Death
27/02/19 Joanna Catherine Glover aged 35yrs from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 26/02/19 Aberystwyth
28/02/19 Emma Williams aged 74years from Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion 25/02/19 University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
02/04/19 Craig David Sheppard aged 35years from Aberystwyth 01/04/19 Aberystwyth
16/04/19 Edwin Llyr Evans aged 31years from Llanarth, Ceredigion 10/04/19 On the A486 adjacent to Ffostrasol Football Club, Ffostrasol
16/04/19 Paul James aged 61years from Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth 11/04/19 On the A487 between Waunfawr and Comins Coch, 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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