A terminally ill man challenging the law on assisted dying has to wait to learn if his High Court case can go ahead.

Phil Newby, 49, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2014 and cannot walk or use his hands and lower arms.

He raised £42,000 for the legal challenge as he wants people to have a right to a “civilised ending”.

On Tuesday, High Court judges reserved their decision until a later date.

It is illegal in England and Wales to encourage or assist a death and holds a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

Lawyers for Mr Newby, from Rutland, said he is facing an “inhumane and intolerable” deterioration.

Paul Bowen QC said: “The claimant wishes to be able to choose an assisted death,

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