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New coroner at St Pancras Coroner's Court is announced

PUBLISHED: 18:01 03 May 2013 | UPDATED: 18:01 03 May 2013

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The new coroner for St Pancras Coroner's Court has been named as Mary Hassell.

Mary Hassell is currently coroner at Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and she will take up her position at St Pancras Coroner’s Court in Kings Cross in the summer.

In February 2012 Dr Andrew Reid was suspended from his position as coroner for hiring his unqualified wife to preside over cases.

He was under investigation by the Ministry of Justice and in December 2012 he resigned from his position.

Since February of last years, Dr Shirley Radcliffe has been acting as interim coroner.

Today, Mary Hassell was named the new coroner for the inner North London district, meaning she will cover cases from Camden, Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets at St Pancras Coroners Court.

Councillor Abdul Hai, Camden’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “The Justice Secretary has confirmed the appointment of Ms Mary Hassell.

“The Coroner provides a vital service to the four boroughs and we look forward to working with Mary.

“I would also like to thank Shirley Radcliffe for her services as interim coroner.”

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