Nicklinsons continue legal fight

The family of the late right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson have revealed the latest stage in their fight for assisted suicide to be made legal.

After High Court decision Tony 'couldn't take it any more'

Jane Nicklinson said her husband deteriorated dramatically after he lost the High Court case to allow doctors to end his life without being prosecuted on August 16. Speaking to the BBC Wiltshire she said:

It was the day after [the High Court decision] that he said to me that the fight had just gone. He said he couldn't take it any more. Within a couple of days he developed pneumonia, the last 48 hours were pretty unpleasant but thankfully it was quick. It's just a shame that he couldn't die the way he wanted to die.

Police: No suspicious circumstances behind Nicklinson's death

by - Crime Correspondent

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances to the death today of Tony Nicklinson who last week lost a High Court appeal for the right to be killed by a doctor.

Mr Nicklinson - paralysed from the neck down after a stroke - was devastated by the judges ruling which prevented anyone helping end his "miserable" life.

Wiltshire Police say they have not attended his home address and it's understood doctors have told the coroner they believe Mr Nicklinson has died from natural causes.