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The hospital caring for Alfie Evans have said that end of life care is in the toddler's 'best interests'.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital released the statement following the High Court's ruling that the 23-month-old can not go to Italy for treatment.
The hospital caring for a toddler at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle have urged people not to try to contact hospital staff seeking updates on his condition.
Alfie Evans has an undiagnosed neurological condition. His father says the life support was withdrawn last night - but that the 23 month old was breathing unassisted and oxygen was resumed.
The hospital says they cannot comment on his condition as part of their "normal and agreed practice with all our patients".
Alder Hey has also sought to reassure patients not to be alarmed by a police presence on the grounds.
The father of Alfie Evans says the toddler at the centre of a life support legal battle has been breathing on his own for nine hours.
Tom Evans say Alfie's life support was turned off last night, but oxygen supply has been resumed.
The 23 month old from Liverpool has an undiagnosed brain condition. His parents wanted to send him to Rome for treatment.
ITV News is awaiting comment from Alder Hey Hospital.
Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been granted Italian citizenship.
The Italian Foreign Office confirmed in a statement on its website that they have officially granted the 23-month-old citizenship.
It comes as the European Court of Human Rights rejected the toddler's parents' pleas to intervene in the life support battle.
It's in hope that Alfie can he be taken to a hospital in Rome for treatment.
The father of Alfie last week met the Pope who backed his support for treatment for the toddler.
More people protesting the decision to end life-support for Alfie Evans have arrived outside the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, swelling the numbers to around 200.
After blocking the road for around 15 minutes they moved to line both sides, cheering as motorists passing by blared their horns in support.
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