When the Coroner has to be involved

The other instance when a post mortem may be required is if the Coroner has had to be involved, for example when the death has happened unexpectedly, or the cause of death is unknown.

If the coroner’s office is involved in the death, all questions should be directed to the coroner’s office 024 7683 3345 until a decision is made.

Their job is to discover, amongst other things, exactly what caused the death and they have the power in law to order that a post mortem should be carried out. If this is the case, the Coroner or their Officer will get in touch with you directly. They will explain clearly to you what happens and why.


If you need to contact the Coroner’s Office:

The address is:

The Register Office
Manor House Drive

Telephone: 024 7683 3345