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Hundreds of people have gathered in a park next to Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, ahead of a balloon release in tribute to Alfie Evans.
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Supporters have begun to leave floral tributes near Alder Hey Hospital following the death of Alfie Evans.
Balloons, toys and candles were also placed outside, along with Italian and Polish flags.
The hospital has reserved space for tributes to Alfie.
The statement said: "We feel sure people will wish to place tributes to Alfie along with messages of support for Kate and Tom.
"To ensure there is sufficient space for these and to ensure the safety of all those who wish to visit, we have secured a suitable place in Springfield Park situated next to Alder Hey Hospital. This is on the advice of Merseyside Police.
"People will be available to direct you to that space throughout the weekend."
Alder Hey Hospital has issued the following statement following the death of Alfie Evans: We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Alfie’s family at this extremely distressing time.
"All of us feel deeply for Alfie, Kate, Tom and his whole family and our thoughts are with them.
"This has been a devastating journey for them and we would ask that their privacy and the privacy of staff at Alder Hey is respected."