4 May 2018

Before Richard Travers, HM Senior Coroner for Surrey
HM Coroner’s Court, Station Approach, Woking GU22 7AP* 
Resumes 10am Tuesday 8 May 2018 - listed for up to 3 weeks
The inquest into the death of 33 year-old Terry Smith, detained by Surrey Police under the Mental Health Act and subject to prolonged restraint including use of a spit hood and body cuff, is to continue from Tuesday (8 May).

The inquest opened on Monday 12 February and continued part-heard to the 29 March 2018. The jury is expected to hear final evidence from officers and expert witnesses before summing up. The jury will then retire to consider the evidence and return their findings. 

For further details or to register your interest please contact Sarah Uncles at [email protected] or 020 7263 1111.


INQUEST has been working with the family of Terry Smith since his death. The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members, Nia Williams of Saunders Law, and Leslie Thomas QC and Una Morris of Garden Court Chambers.

View the opening press release for the inquest of Terry Smith for more detail.

The Interested Persons represented in the inquest proceedings include Terry’s family, Surrey Police, a number of individual officers, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Tascor, Police Forensic Medical Examiner Dr Ali, and ERS Medical (who provide patient transport and courier services to the NHS).

*Please note, the resumed inquest is taking place at a different venue, HM Coroner’s Court, Surrey. It was previously being held at HG Wells Conference Centre.