Police question former GP about assisted suicideBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7536.256-c (Published 02 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:256
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A former GP and campaigner for voluntary euthanasia was questioned by police this week about his role in the assisted suicide of a widow from Scotland at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich.
Surrey police quizzed Michael Irwin about accompanying May Murphy, aged 75, on a flight from Glasgow to Amsterdam and on to Zurich last August. He disclosed that he had travelled with her and was in the room when she took a fatal dose of barbiturates.
The questioning of Dr Irwin came only a few days after the family of Anne Turner, a retired …