The Coroner’s Service receives reports of deaths, makes enquiries on behalf of the Coroner and liaises with relatives and potential witnesses.
Coroners also deal with finds that may be classed as treasure.
Find out more about the Coroner's service in the Ministry of Justice Guide to coroner services and coroner investigations
Her Majesty’s Coroner, Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley holds office under the Crown and is an independent judicial officer. Coroners are members of the judiciary and are funded but not employed by the Council.
The Senior Coroner for the District of Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley is Mr Michael Singleton. The Assistant Coroners are Mrs Elaine Block, Mr Derek Baker and Mr André Rebello.
Coroner's Office opening hours
Monday to Friday 0830 -1600
For general enquiries please contact us.
To report a death or discuss an on-going investigation please contact the Coroner's officers: tel 01254 734116 fax: 01254 736328.
Coroner’s Courts in the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley district are held at:
- The Coroner’s Court, Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ
- Ribble Valley Town Hall, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe BB7 2RA
- Accrington Town Hall, Blackburn Road, Accrington BB5 1LA
The Coroner’s Court support service
The Coroners’ Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending Inquests at the following Coroner's Courts
Bereavement care services, Royal Blackburn Hospital
Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths
The Bereavement Register is a service which aims to reduce the amount of direct mail sent to those who have died by enabling companies to remove details from their lists.