When a death is reported to the coroner
If a jury is needed
The coroner will often reach a conclusion alone, but sometimes a jury is needed. For example:
- if the person died in custody
- if the person’s death was linked their own, or someone else’s, actions at work
- certain health and safety issues
If there is a jury, the coroner will hear all the evidence and give the jury a choice of conclusions. The jury will then make their own findings.
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