Teesside coroner retires after 40 years

The Senior Coroner for Teesside has announced his retirement. Michael Sheffield has worked with the service for more than four decades.

His retirement follows repeated calls for him to step down after it was found that the service had up to 300 families waiting for inquests at any one time. The backlog was reduced after reforms.

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Teesside coroner announces retirement

The Senior Coroner for Teesside has announced his retirement. Michael Sheffield has worked with the service for more than four decades.