Alfie Evans: Parents appeal to Supreme Court again

From BBC - April 17, 2018

The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have asked the Supreme Court to consider an appeal on ending his life support for a second time.

On Monday the Court of Appeal refused to overrule a decision that would allow the 23-month-old from Merseyside to have treatment in Italy.

The High Court ruled in February Alder Hey Children's Hospital could provide Alfie with palliative care.

Protesters stayed away from Alder Hey after a plea by Alfie's dad Tom Evans.

Police received reports of intimidation and verbal abuse after hundreds of supporters gathered outside the hospital in recent days.

Alfie has been in Alder Hey since December 2016 with a rare undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition.


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