A Bradford woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis will appeal against the High Court decision not to clarify the law on assisted suicide.

Debbie Purdy, 45, of Undercliffe, would like the option to travel to a country where assisted suicide is legal, should her suffering become unbearable.

She wants to clarify the suicide law, which could leave her husband open to prosecution if he helps her travel to a foreign country to die. The High Court gave permission to appeal the judgement.

Mrs Purdy (pictured) said: “I still don’t know what will happen if my husband accompanies me abroad to die and until I do I cannot consider allowing him to come with me. Omar and I have received many messages of support from people in a similar position to us who also want clarification on the law, and I will fight as long as I can to get the answers we are entitled to.”

The appeal will take place on February 2 and 3, and will be heard by three Judges including the Master of the Rolls – the most senior judge in the civil division of the Court of Appeal.