​​​The Coroner is a Judge of State Courts who, with the assistance of the police, conducts investigations into the circumstances in which a deceased died. The Coroner's Court deals with cases that are classified by the Police as Coroner's cases. The Coroner's Court will hold an inquiry when there is reason to suspect that a person has died in a sudden or unnatural manner, by violence, when the cause of death is unknown and in situations where the law requires an inquiry.

Examples of these cases are suspected suicides, road traffic and industrial accidents, and death which has occurred in prison. Where the death appears peaceful but the cause of death is not known, the Police may also classify the case as a Coroners' case.

Last updated on: 23/11/2016 10:40 AM

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