"Martin" no longer wants to continue living
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Man's fight for 'equality' over assisted suicide guidelines

A man who is almost completely paralysed is taking legal action in a bid to end his life. His solicitors have told the BBC that they believe his case could have major implications for the way prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland deal with assisted suicides.

The man, who has already won a court order to prevent his real identity being revealed, is known simply as "Martin".

Jon Manel reports.

  • 18 Aug 2011