Tony Nicklinson's ashes scattered at Cranbrook Rugby Club

  • 11 May 2013
  • From the section England
Tony Nicklinson
Image caption Tony Nicklinson was left paralysed by a stroke in 2005

The ashes of Tony Nicklinson have been scattered at a rugby ground where he used to play.

Mr Nicklinson, who suffered from locked-in syndrome, died at his home in Melksham, Wiltshire, in August.

The 58-year-old's death happened a week after he failed in his High Court bid to end his life with a doctor's help.

As a young man he played for Cranbrook Rugby Club in Kent, where a memorial match was played after his ashes were scattered.

'Rugby player at heart'

His daughter, Lauren, said: "Dad's days at Cranbrook were some of the happiest of his life, so we thought it would be nice to scatter them there.

Image caption Tony Nicklinson was a keen player for Cranbrook Rugby Club in his youth

"He was a rugby player at heart and loved the rugby scene, so we thought that it would be nice to have his final resting place on the pitch where he was happiest."

Earlier this year, Mr Nicklinson's widow, Jane, won permission to continue to challenge the High Court ruling against doctor-assisted death.

She has been joined in her fight by Paul Lamb, 58, from Leeds, who is paralysed.

The two cases will be heard in the Court of Appeal on 14 and 15 May.

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