The parents of Alfie Evans have failed in an 11th-hour attempt to persuade judges to let them move the terminally-ill youngster to a foreign hospital.
A British judge on Tuesday said the parents of a terminally ill toddler can not take him to Italy for treatment, a course of action United Kingdom courts have said would be futile and wrong.
A vigil will take place today at the Guildhall in support of the Liverpool toddler Alfie Evans who has been prevented from travelling overseas for medical treatment after life support was withdrawn at Alder Hey hospital. Doctors say it is hard to estimate how long Alfie will live without life support, but that there is no chance his condition will improve.
He said there was evidence that Tom Evans and Kate James had made decisions based on incorrect advice.
Alfie's father said the boy has continued to survive with no assistance after life support was withdrawn, and that doctors had subsequently resumed providing oxygen and hydration. They have blocked roads and on Monday tried to storm a door of the hospital before being pushed back by police.
However three Court of Appeal judges dismissed a challenge to a High Court decision made on Tuesday that he should not be taken overseas.
The apparent threat of action at the hospital came as the hospital revealed staff had received a barrage of abuse over the treatment of Alfie.
He said Alfie was "still fighting" and was "comfortable" and "content" with a stable heart rate.
Mr Justice Hayden said the student had led Mr Evans to wrongly believe that he could walk out of Alder Hey hospital with Alfie.
Under British law, it is common for courts to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the treatment of a child. An air ambulance had been ready and waiting to transport Alfie to Italy if the transfer was approved.
Joining Julia Hartley-Brewer on her show this morning, she said she was in favour of his parents being allowed to take him to Rome.
"If the meeting doesn't go well today, well then I'll go back to court". The parents were proved right, the child was treated in Spain.
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