Emma Whitting has been appointed as the new Senior Coroner for the Bedfordshire and Luton Coronial Area (incorporating Bedford Borough Council, Luton Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council) following an open competition and with confirmation from the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor. She currently sits as an Assistant Coroner in: Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull and the Black Country and this new role is effective from 1st October 2018.

About the role, Emma comments ‘it will be a great honour to serve the people of Bedfordshire and Luton as their Senior Coroner. I look forward to leading the experienced team of officers, administrative staff, and assistant coroners, in delivering a modern, open, consistent and just service with the bereaved at the heart of the process.’

Read more on the Central Bedfordshire Council website here.