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Tony Nicklinson from Melksham is paralysed from so-called "locked-in syndrome". His case for assisted suicide is being heard in the High Court this week.

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Right-to-die case continues at High Court

Tony Nicklinson wants a doctor to end his life without fear of prosecution Credit: ITV West

The case of a Wiltshire man who is fighting for the right to die is set to continue today (Weds). Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has been paralysed since he had a stroke eight years ago. He wants a doctor to be allowed to lawfully end his life.

His family have been attending the hearing at the High Court in London. It's expected to last till Friday.

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Judges hear Tony Nicklinson's plea to be helped to die

A man from Wiltshire has taken his fight for the right to die to the High Court. Tony Nicklinson, from Melksham, is paralysed with so-called 'locked-in syndrome'.

In an email to judges he said if a doctor is NOT allowed to help him take his own life, he'll be condemned to a world of increasing misery. His wife said whatever happens, there can be no happy ending. Bob Constantine reports.

Right to Die case goes to High Court

Three High Court judges are to hear the case of a severely disabled man from Wiltshire who wants the right to die with help.

Tony Nicklinson has round-the-clock care from his wife Jane Credit: ITV West

Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has been paralysed since he had a stroke eight years ago. Mr Nicklinson wants a doctor to be allowed to lawfully end his life. The hearing in London is expected to last four days.

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