MP BOB Russell is among 100 MPs to sign a Parliamentary motion calling for a debate on assisted dying.

The Colchester MP has added his name to the Early Day Motion, which expresses concerns about terminally ill adults being forced to travel abroad because there is no law in the UK to allow assisted dying.

The Government is looking at modernising the law of assisted suicide via the Coroners and Justice Bill.

Sarah Wootton, chief executive of campaign group Dignity in Dying, said: “These 100 MPs agree that there is a problem with the current law, which forces terminally ill adults to travel abroad to die, to ask loved ones or doctors to risk their liberty and help them to die.

“This is a problem that needs addressing with urgency before any more terminally ill adults have to take these desperate decisions.”