Tanni Grey-Thompson: Assisted dying 'a dangerous path'

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Media captionBaroness Tanni Grey-Thompson says allowing the legalisation of assisted dying is "a dangerous path to go down"

Paralympic multi-gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has spoken out against the legalisation of assisted dying.

She warned that a bill proposed by former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer does not have "adequate safeguards".

Baroness Grey-Thompson said she was worried that disabled people might eventually be included in the legislation even though it was just intended for the terminally ill.

The 11-times Paralympic gold medallist is among those who has put their name down to speak in a debate on the Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords on Friday.

She said: "I believe if this bill is passed it would have implications for me, maybe not now but in another 10 to 15 years.

"I already have a number of people who stop me in the street who say I wouldn't want to live if my life was like yours.

That's why I'm worried that this will be a slippery slope and that disabled people will be included in this at some point".

More than 130 peers are hoping to speak, a record for a single day of debate.

This interview with Baroness Grey-Thompson is part of the wider coverage of the differing views on this issue running on BBC News this week in the run-up to the debate.