Alfie Evans' family heartbroken after gifts 'stolen from memorial tree'

An administrator from the Alfie's Army Facebook group says gifts seem to have been removed from a memorial tree for the toddler. Credit: Aflie's Army Facebook page

The family of Alfie Evans have been left heartbroken after gifts left at a memorial tree were stolen - according to supporters of the toddler.

Posting images of the tree near Alder Hey Children's Hospital, a member of the Alfie's Army Facebook group condemned the "extremely disrespectful act" and appealed for the tributes to be replenished.

"We admin are sorry to say we have been made aware of people stealing gifts left for Alfie at his memorial tree."

"Army members left various gifts for our beautiful fighter and this breaks not only our hearts, but Alfie's families hearts that some people have done this extremely disrespectful act," they said.

Alfie died at the Liverpool hospital on April 28 after a long legal battle over his life support treatment.