(The Sun) – A WAR hero cop left in a vegetative state whose family want to withdraw life support treatment has shown some signs of improvement, a court heard. PC Paul Briggs, 43, managed to answer yes or no questions about himself and his condition using a buzzer, the Court of Protection hearing in Manchester was told.
In July last year Pc Briggs suffered a bleed on the brain, five fractures in his spine, bruising to internal organs and several other severe injuries in a crash. His wife Lindsey has asked the court to stop the treatment which the Gulf War veteran, from Wirral, Merseyside, is receiving at the Walton Centre in Liverpool. But today specialist speech and language therapist Mary Ankers told the court there was still “potential” for the father of one to emerge from the minimally conscious state. CONTINUE