Falklands veteran's widow who hopes to have his child wins embryos battle


The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court declaration that gives her a "last chance" to have her late husband's child.

Samantha Jefferies, 42, from East Sussex, was forced to go to court after the shock discovery that the 10-year period for storing the frozen embryos the couple had created had been inexplicably amended to just two years and had since expired.

Mrs Jefferies and husband Clive had been undergoing fertility treatment when he died suddenly, aged 51, of a brain haemorrhage.

A judge has now declared that the amendment to the storage period was "not valid" and the embryos, instead of being allowed to perish, can still lawfully be stored and used.