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Media at the inquest

Inquests [2.1b] are public events where journalists may attend and report on what has happened. Suicide notes and personal letters should only be read out at the inquest if the Coroner decides it is important. If they are read out, their contents may be reported. Photographs of the person who has died and of the scene of death may also form part of the evidence presented at the inquest. 

The Coroner’s office will not release any information to the media which has not already been made public through an inquest, unless the next of kin gives his or her consent.