AN INSPECTOR CALLS – for an exhumation

The coroner, the diocesan chancellor, and the Thames Valley Police

In the anonymised judgment Re An Exhumation for a Forensic Post-mortem Examination [2023] ECC Oxf 2, the Thames Valley Police applied for a faculty to authorize the exhumation of the body of a person who had died a few years previously, when the cause of death had been given as “old age”. This case provides an example of the interaction between the various organizations involved and the associated legislation. Continue reading