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: father says toddler 'breathing for 9 hours' despite life support being turned off

Alfie Evans breathing independently after his life support was withdrawn Credit: Family picture

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.


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