Jane and Tony Nicklinson
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'Locked-in syndrome' man to have right-to-die case heard

A High Court Judge has ruled that a case brought by the locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who wants a doctor to be able to lawfully end his life, should be allowed to proceed.

Mr Nicklinson, who is 57, and married with two grown-up daughters has described his life as "dull, miserable, undignified and intolerable".

He wants a doctor to have a common law defence of 'necessity' against any possible murder charge.

His wife Jane said that the couple were 'over the moon' at the decision

  • 12 Mar 2012
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