Nicklinson family and Lamb lose right-to-die challenges

Tony Nicklinson's widow Jane and daughter Lauren had taken their case to the Court of Appeal, alongside Paul Lamb. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London.

Three judges rejected the Nicklinson and Lamb cases, but in a majority ruling the court allowed an appeal by a locked-in syndrome sufferer known as "Martin".

He had sought clarification of Director of Public Prosecution guidance relating to the position of health professionals in assisted suicide cases.

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Right-to-die challenges rejected

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London.