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Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

The parents of a seriously ill little boy from Liverpool are fighting a court ruling allowing medics to withdraw his life support.

23-month-old Alfie Evans has constant seizures. His parents want to take him to Rome for treatment - but doctors say it's not in his best interests.

His parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, have lost legal cases over their son in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

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Alfie Evans: Court ruling today on whether toddler should be kept on life support

The parents of Alfie Evans are challenging medics who say continuing treatment is not in his best interest. Credit: Alfie's Army @Facebook

A High Court judge is expected to make a ruling today over whether a seriously ill toddler should be kept on life support.

21-month-old Alfie Evans suffers from constant seizures, and doctors have been unable to diagnose his condition.

His parents Kate James and Tom Evans are challenging medics at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, who say the Alfie's life support should come to an end.

The couple want to take their son, who is in a deep coma, to the Vatican-linked Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome for treatment.

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