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New Coroners Appointed

8 December 2020


On 20 November 2020, acting in accordance with section 15(2) of the Coroners and Presumption of Death Ordinance 2015 as applied to Ascension by virtue of the St Helena Law (Application to Ascension) Ordinance 1988, the Governor appointed Alasdair Bain and Siobhan Stewart as Coroners for Ascension. On 08 December 2020 Alasdair and Siobhan were sworn in by Administrator Sean Burns and join Lucy Leo-Francis as Ascension Island Coroners.

Working under the Chief Coroner, Coroners have a duty to report deaths which occur within or near Ascension and to conduct investigations where appropriate or directed to do so.