A heavily-paralysed man has waived his right to anonymity to become the new figurehead of a right-to-die campaign. Paul Lamb has adopted the legal fight previously fronted by locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
Paul Lamb, who is taking up a legal challenge for the right to die with the help of a doctor, told ITV News he is "tired and scared" and does not want to end up "in a state where people are just pumping me full of whatever to keep me alive".
Paul Lamb, who was paralysed in a road accident will continue the right-to-die campaign, started by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
Tony's wife Jane spoke to Daybreak, she said: "It was never just about Tony it was always about people like Tony, and I feel very strongly that people in that position should have the right to take their own life when they choose."
Paul Lamb is "clear and determined" to see a change in the law over the right-to-die, his solicitor has said.
Saimo Chahal, of Bindmans LLP, has said:
My client, Paul Lamb has decided that he is willing to speak about his situation publicly now having discussed with family and friends his wish to terminate his life with the help of a doctor at the right moment. He is willing to engage in the debate as Tony Nicklinson did. He is clear and determined in his wish to see a change in the law which he considers wholly wrong and out of date for a person in his situation, and for others like him.