BREAKING NEWS: Assisted suicide probe- Chichester pair released on bail

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A 25-year-old man and 65-year-old woman have been released on bail after being arrested on Thursday (August 8) on suspicion of encouraging or assisting a suicide in Chichester.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police have been made aware of suggestions that a man and a woman from West Sussex could be planning to take a vulnerable pensioner to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland so that he can end his life.

“Officers are currently having the mental capacity of the vulnerable 71-year-old assessed to determine how able he is to make decisions for himself.”

The woman and her son have been released on bail without charge until October 8 while officers carry out further inquiries.