Controversial Teesside coroner who was criticised heavily for delays steps down after 40 years

Michael Sheffield

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A CONTROVERSIAL coroner who was often criticised for his long delays in dealing with inquests has stepped down.

Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield served for more than 40 years and survived calls from MPs across the area to quit.

Mr Sheffield, who is in his 80s, finally announced his retirement in March and worked his last day in the role on Thursday.


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