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Leeds man takes on legal fight for right to die

Paul Lamb, who was involved in a road traffic accident in 1990 Photo: ITV news

A paralysed man from Leeds is taking up a legal challenge for the right to die with the help of a doctor, saying he would like to be able to choose when to "call it a day".

Paul Lamb from Pudsey has taken on the case originally begun by Tony Nicklinson, saying he "badly" wants to see the law changed.

Mr Nicklinson, 58, died last year shortly after he lost his legal bid to end his life with a doctor's help, but his family won permission to continue his campaign.

Mr Lamb, who has waived anonymity to speak out, has joined the challenge, with reports the two cases will be heard in the Court of Appeal on May 14 and 15.

He was severely injured in a car accident in 1990 and has no function in any of his limbs apart from a little movement in his right hand.