A FORMER roofer fighting for cash to pay for treatment for cancer he contracted at work has won the support of Colchester MP Bob Russell.

A judge has ordered insurers to make a £50,000 interim payment to David Mahoney, 50, to fund life-prolonging treatment because he fears he has only months to live.

BAI Claims, the company handling his claim, refused and is unlikely to pay up until the Supreme Court has ruled, possibly 18 months from now.

Mr Russell is pushing for a special hearing to rule urgently on the case. He said: “I’m hopeful it will help the case be resolved quickly.”

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