A terminally ill man has been granted his final wish - to spend the rest of his life at home with his wife.

Ashley Jones, 30, has been living in St Helena Hospice, in Colchester, ever since he was told treatment for bowel and liver cancer was no longer working and the disease had spread to his lungs.

Now wheelchair bound, Mr Jones had been unable to return home with wife Victoria because their second floor flat in Conies Road, Halstead, was inaccessible.

The couple had been desperately looking to find a new ground floor property more appropriate for Ashley’s needs and had appealed to Braintree Council to help their efforts.

And after two months of searching, the couple have finally found and secured a bungalow in Halstead, which will allow Ashley to spend the rest of his life at home with wife Victoria.

She said: “When we got the email to say we could view the bungalow we were hopeful and it was a yes straight away after seeing it. I don’t think it has sunk in yet.

“It will give Ashley his independence back and he can go out when he wants rather than having to rely on help from me.

“We have family and friends in Halstead and our son is buried here so it will mean a lot to get him home.”

The couple, whose five-month old son George tragically died last year, are hopeful they will receive the keys for their new property on Friday.

They hope to move in on Monday.