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'Locked-in' man Tony Nicklinson asks court for right to die

19 June 2012 Last updated at 15:46 BST

The case of a paralysed man who wants doctors to be able to take his life without fear of prosecution is being heard at the High Court.

Tony Nicklinson, 58, from Wiltshire, has locked-in syndrome following a stroke seven years ago.

The hearing represents a fundamental challenge to the law on murder, the BBC's Fergal Walsh reports.