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What deaths must be reported to the Coroner?

S - suicide
C - cause unknown or no doctors certificate issued
U - unnatural or violent
M - medical
B - birth deaths or deaths the result of pregnancy
I - institutional deaths
E - enactment requires a hearing

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Why does a coroner conduct an enquiry?

First purpose:
The fact that a person has died
The identity of the deceased
The cause of death
Where and when the death occurred
The circumstances of the death
The second purpose:
To make recommendations to try and prevent future deaths
The third purpose:
To serve the public interest

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When MUST a Coroner hold an inquiry into a death?

The Coroner must hold an enquiry for the following deaths:
S - suicide
I - instructional deaths
C - cause if death is not established