Norfolk coroner set to retire
Norfolk coroner William Armstrong has announced he will be retiring from his position at the end of September.
Mr Armstrong, 67, has been involved in conducting inquests since 1986 and has been a full coroner for the last 18 years.
He said that it had been an immense privilege to serve the people of Norfolk and he was very grateful for all the support he had been given.
During the last few years a number of ground-breaking initiatives have been instigated in Norfolk including establishing an inquest support service, providing a new purpose designed court and appointing the first coroners chaplain in England and Wales.
The coroner has also set up an advisory and support group and established regular links with a wide network of people and organisations.
Mr Armstrong said that his priority had been to endeavour to make every inquest not simply a legal exercise but a process managed in a caring and sensitive fashion and making the needs of the bereaved his paramount consideration.
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