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THE HISTORY OF CORONERS AND SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION
with Dr Peter Dean

Thursday the 3rd of November 2011
at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Doors at 6 pm, Show commences at 7 pm

“Anneli Alderton was asphyxiated and Paula Clennell died from compression of the neck,” reported Coroner Peter Dean on BBC News 2006 on the Ipswich Ripper case. As one of the country’s leading authorities on suspicious death investigation Dr Dean has assisted in bringing many notorious criminals to justice. His expertise is also regularly called upon to advise on TV and film sets, including Silent Witness and Waking the Dead. This account of his macabre profession, filled with mischief and entertaining anecdotes, examines the history of forensic investigation from Ancient China to the impact of technological advances.

Dr Peter Dean

Coroner Dr Peter Dean qualified in dentistry before going on to study medicine. While a G.P. in Bethnal Green, he started working part time as a Police Surgeon or Forensic Medical Examiner and, as his interest in forensic medicine developed, he became a coroner after the necessary further legal studies. He now divides his time between working as a coroner and practicing clinical forensic medicine.  He advises on the forensic aspects of the television drama series “Silent Witness” and “Waking the Dead” for the BBC and has a particular interest in the historical aspects of the subject.

This talk takes place in Paradise (conveniently located at 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE)