Jewish society calls for removal of London coroner over burial delay

Senior coroner Mary Hassell insists no death will be prioritised on religious grounds and claims staff have been ‘bullied’

A Jewish burial service has called for a senior London coroner to be removed after accusing her of causing “anguish and trauma” by bureaucratic delays in a dispute over religious rules for the dead.The service has made an official complaint against Mary Hassell, senior coroner for inner north London, saying “many of her imposed rules, bureaucracy, inflexibility and unnecessary delays offend traditional and/or religious practices”.The move came after Hassell said “no death will be prioritised ...