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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Parents of Alfie Evans at Appeal Court

The family of Alfie Evans, who's at the centre of a life-support battle - have been back in court today.

The 21 month old from Liverpool is seriously ill at Alder Hey Hospital.

A judge has already ruled that staff there could stop treating him.

But Alfie's mum and dad want to appeal against that ruling - they'll find out if they can next Tuesday.

Elaine Willcox has been following today's developments.

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