Right-to-Die Appeal

A judgement is expected at the High Court today on a Wiltshire man's right-to-die appeal. Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has suffered from locked-in syndrome since having a stroke 2005.

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Paralysed Wiltshire man loses 'right-to-die' case

A man from Wiltshire paralysed from the neck down has lost his so-called 'right-to-die' case. Tony Nicklinson from Melksham suffers from what is known as locked in syndrome, following a near-fatal stroke.

He wanted judges to allow his doctors to help him die - without fear of them being prosecuted. But today he was told his pioneering legal action had failed. He's vowed to appeal that decision. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy was there when he heard the news.

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