Former Redbridge coroner to be suspended

PUBLISHED: 16:25 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:48 26 October 2016

Walthamstow coroner's court. Photo: Google Maps


A former coroner for Redbridge has been suspended and an investigation into his conduct launched after families complained of waiting more than a year for death certificates.

Chinyere Inyama, who headed up Walthamstow Coroner’s Court in 2012 but recently oversaw West London Coroner’s service, will be suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

A number of families from west London had made complaints to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) about the long delays.

A spokesman for the JCIO said: “The Lord Chief Justice, with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor, has suspended senior coroner Chinyere Inyama on an interim basis pending the conclusion of a continuing investigation into his conduct.

“The suspension will commence on Friday, October 28.”

Mr Inyama, faced criticism in February for “misplacing” a police report, relating to the death of 13-year-old murder victim Alice Gross, on a train.

Did you experience an unsatisfactory service from Walthamstow Coroner’s Court while Chinyere Inyama headed the service? Contact Ann-Marie Abbasah at the Recorder newsdesk on 02084773892 or email

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