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Death investigations & reports

This page contains details of death investigations that are currently in progress as well as final reports. The PPO is only able to publish final reports after sharing them with the family of the deceased person and after the coroner’s inquest has taken place. Please visit our archive site to view reports published before June 2024. You can also view investigations started before July 2024 too.

Use the search box below to find out where a death or deaths have happened. View a list of all prisons in England and Wales.

Please note, this is PPO data on fatal incident investigations which may not align with official statistics published by the Ministry of Justice.

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109 fatal incident reports

Susan Simpson

Published:
Date of death:
29/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

David Willis

Published:
Date of death:
28/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Reginald Northrop

Published:
Date of death:
28/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Liban Bore

Published:
Date of death:
27/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Peter Honner

Published:
Date of death:
27/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Christopher Coughlan

Published:
Date of death:
26/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Robert Rixon

Published:
Date of death:
17/06/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Prison

Michael Johnson

Published:
Date of death:
25/05/2024
Investigation status:
In progress
Establishment type:
Post-release

Joseph Hall

Published:
Date of death:
27/04/2022
Investigation status:
Report published
Category of death:
Other non-natural
Establishment type:
Approved premises

Imogen Mellor

Published:
Date of death:
04/06/2018
Investigation status:
Report published
Category of death:
Self-inflicted
Establishment type:
Prison