PC's family hope his case will encourage more 'living wills'

PC Paul Briggs died in a hospice on Saturday Credit: Paul Briggs org.

The widow of a police officer who fought to have his life support withdrawn hopes his case will encourage people to draw up 'living wills' known as advanced decisions.

PC Paul Briggs, who was 43 and from the Wirral, had been in a coma since he was knocked off his motorbike 18 months ago. He died in a hospice on Saturday morning.

His wife Lindsey, had fought his medical team and Government lawyers to allow his treatment to be withdrawn.

Jakki Cowley, who was Paul Briggs' advocate says if people discuss how they want to be treated in these situations and draw up what's known as 'advanced decisions' it would help other families.