HM Coroner is an independent judicial officer holding office under the Crown. Every coroner is local to a jurisdiction, funded by the local council, but independent of Council, police, hospitals and Welsh Government.
The Coroner carries out investigations and establishes the circumstances and causes of death for the benefit of:
The Acting Senior Coroner is Paul Bennett. His jurisdiction covers the full extent of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and the coastal waters surrounding them.
When Mr Bennett is not available, his work is carried out by Assistant Coroner, Gareth Lewis.
The administration of the coroner's office is carried out by Maggie Julien and Jocelyn Benger. For historical reasons, they are known as 'Coroner's Clerks'. Normally, one or the other will be the person first seen or spoken to when calling at or phoning the office. They have certain limited powers delegated to them by the coroner and will be able to give information about the progress of an investigation.
The Pembrokeshire Coroner's Officer employed by the police is Jeremy Davies. He can be contacted at Milford Haven Police Station (mornings only) - Telephone 101.
The Carmarthenshire Coroner's Officers employed by the police are Hayley Rogers - contact number: 01554 740710, email sddress: firstname.lastname@example.org and Malcolm Thompson - contact number: 01554 740713, email address: email@example.com.
Contact and enquiry points
The Coroner's office for Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire: North Wing, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP. The office is open from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Telephone: 01437 775001 and 01437 775147
Out of office hours please contact police stations on Tel.101
The Coroner's Officers for Carmarthenshire are situated in Llanelli. The office is open from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Telephone: 01554 740713 or 01554 740710