|The coroner service
exists as a service to the living. The coroner investigates
and establishes the circumstances and causes of a death
for the benefit of:
bereaved, who wish to know how their family member came
to die (the circumstances) and how those circumstances
came about (the causes)
||medical science, so
that it can learn from the circumstances and causes to
as to advance medical care and to avoid future errors
||the public, who wish to be assured
that the unexplained or violent death of one of its members
is properly investigated in a manner that respects the
needs of the bereaved and of medical science.
The coroner for the county is Mark Layton. His jurisdiction covers the full extent of both Counties and the coastal waters surrounding them.
When he is not available, his work is carried out by his Deputy Coroner, Gareth