No charges over Robert Cowie's Dignitas death

A Glasgow woman who took her paralysed son to the Swiss Dignitas clinic so that he could commit suicide will not face charges, police have said.

Helen Cowie told BBC Radio Scotland’s Call Kaye show that she helped Robert, 33, take his own life after he was left paralysed from the neck down.

Following the broadcast last month, police said they would consider the circumstances of Mr Cowie’s death.

The Strathclyde force has now decided not to launch an investigation.

Mrs Cowie, from the city’s Cardonald area, told Call Kaye that her son was paralysed in a swimming accident three years ago.