Friends of man who went to Dignitas clinic wait to see if they will be prosecutedBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4902 (Published 07 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4902
- Clare Dyer
Two friends of a man who left a care home in northeast England and travelled to Dignitas in Switzerland to take his own life are waiting to hear whether they will be prosecuted for assisting in his suicide.
Douglas Sinclair, 76, who had multiple system atrophy, booked a taxi and left Stapleton House care home in Jarrow without saying that he was going to Newcastle upon Tyne airport to fly to Zurich. When he failed to return, the home reported him missing to police.
The police contacted his solicitor, Christopher Potts, who …