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Coroner

Coroners are independent judicial officers in England and Wales who must follow laws which apply to Coroners and Inquests. Coroners are usually lawyers but may be doctors. They are appointed and paid by the Local Authority.
Some deaths have to be reported to the Coroner before they may be registered and before the document allowing the funeral to go ahead can be issued. The following are the deaths that, if not already reported to the coroner by someone else, will be reported by the registrar:
Once a death has been reported to the coroner, the registrar is unable to go ahead with the registration until the coroner has decided whether any further investigation into the death is necessary. In the vast majority of cases no further investigation is necessary and the registration may be completed straightaway.

The Coroner’s Officers

The Coroner’s Officers for Torbay and South Devon are in Torquay and are contactable at:
Torbay Hospital
Lawes Bridge
Torquay
TQ2 7AA
Tel: 01803 655255 or 655205
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Out of Office Hours: Please contact Devon and Cornwall Police - 08452 777444

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