TRAGIC Amy Winehouse's dad told last night of his shock after learning the coroner at her inquest was not fully qualified.
Mitch Winehouse said "irregularities" surrounding assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway were "distressing".
He and his former wife Janis — Amy's mum — are "taking advice" amid claims the inquest may be declared illegal and a new hearing arranged. Last night Mitch told The Sun: "We were very shocked when we were informed the coroner was not suitably qualified. It's hard to believe her credentials weren't fully checked. You'd assume this sort of thing can't happen.
"We've been informed the coroner was taking guidance from more experienced professionals and the verdict doesn't appear to be in any doubt, but it's upsetting to have to go through all this again. We just hope that matters can be resolved soon."
Ms Greenaway was appointed to her job by her husband Dr Andrew Reid, the Inner North London Coroner. The Office for Judicial Complaints is currently investigating both of them. She recorded a misadventure verdict last October on Rehab singer Amy, 27, who died from alcohol poisoning in Camden, North London. Ms Greenaway stood down a month later.
Coroners can be appointed only if they have been in the Law Society as a solicitor for at least five years, but she joined just two-and-a-half years ago. There are fears the 30 inquests she presided over could be declared illegal. Dr Reid has admitted his error and apologised.