Main Duties of a Coroner:
The main responsibilities of a coroner are providing assistance to police if a death occurs at home, making arrangements for post martems, holding judicial inquiries in order to determine the cause of deaths, issue certificates for cremations and burials, help out bereaved persons by different processes and act as a liaison with funeral directors and doctors.
In addition to this, coroners also carry out specific type of investigations; for instance if a person died during custody or because of his or her occupation and bed deaths.
The Coroners also get assistant officers who help out them in their work. These assistants can either be police officers or civilians.
Coroner and Mortuary:
The mortuary provides secure and safe storage facilities for dead bodies. The mortuary also maintains a specific room for post-mortems where different examinations on bodies are conducted by the coroner. Relatives of the deceased person can also view his or her dead body at the mortuary.
Find a Coroner or Mortuary:
In order to find a coroner and mortuary, Londoners should contact their local councils, as both come under local authorities.
Contact a Coroner or Mortuary:
Usually each local council has its own coroners and mortuaries therefore, find your local authority from here and get in touch with them.