When someone dies suddenly –
The Coroner’s Procedure
When someone dies unexpectedly, the Coroner, in England and Wales or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland, is automatically involved.
If the person has not been under a doctor’s care on a regular basis, the emergency doctor, or any police officer involved, will inform the relevant Coroner’s office or the Procurator Fiscal. The person will be collected by the coroner’s representative and will usually be taken to a main hospital. From there, they can later be conveyed into our care. Currently, Arthur W Bryant Funeral Service are the funeral directors entrusted to carry out the collecting of loved ones in the Bude, Camelford and Launceston area when a sudden death occurs.
Please contact us as soon as possible so we can advise you on the procedures involved and liaise with the appropriate Coroners/Procurator Fiscal’s office if you need to know more.