Cancer sufferer makes Dignitas trip to end his life
14 August 2015
From the section Wales
Bob Cole is understood to be going to the Swiss Dignitas clinic on Friday
A man diagnosed with terminal cancer is understood to be the latest Briton to travel to an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland.
Former Blaenau Ffestiniog town councillor Bob Cole, 68, travelled to the Swiss clinic on Wednesday from his home in Chester.
His wife, Ann Hall, died at the Dignitas centre in Zurich last year.
Mr Cole told the Sun newspaper that his last wish is for the law to be changed in the UK on assisted dying.
He has called on MPs to support the Assisted Dying Bill that is due for debate in the House of Commons in September.
Under current UK law, a person encouraging or assisting a suicide or suicide attempt could face up to 14 years in prison, if a decision was taken to prosecute.
Mr Cole was diagnosed in June with mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by asbestos, and told by doctors that he had only a few months to live.
He told the Sun that he had been left “doubled up in pain” and had “no …read more
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