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 and Jane Nicklinson
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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Assisted Suicide Campaign

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.