Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

Hundreds lined the procession route for the funeral of Alfie Evans.

Doctors believed Alfie had a degenerative neurological condition, which has led to parallels being drawn with the case of Charlie Gard.

A black funeral hearse carrying his tiny white coffin, adorned with a blue heart and toy soldiers can be seen driving through the streets of Liverpool.

PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images                   Crowds clapped and threw flowers as the funeral cortege drove past
PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images Crowds clapped and threw flowers as the funeral cortege drove past

The 23-month-old, who suffered from a degenerative brain condition, died on April 28 five days after his life-support was turned off.

Flowers, pictures and messages left outside Everton's Goodison Park as the cortege of Alfie Evans goes past the ground in Liverpool.

People applauded as the boy's funeral cortege passed the Everton Football Club stadium today after a private family funeral.

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Members of the public watch the funeral cortege of Alfie Evans go past Everton's Goodison Park ground in Liverpool.

A number of cards were also left at the foot of the statue with one reading: "Alfie".

His parents had fought a bitter battle with the hospital treating him, and the High Court, to allow them to take him overseas for further medical treatment. Fly high with the angels.

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The little boy died at Alder Hey Hospital after a long legal battle between his parents and medical staff over plans to withdraw his life support.

A key argument presented by Evans, 21, and James, 20, "was that they should decide what is best for their son", adds the broadcaster.

Alfie Evans lost his battle last month.

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Supporters of Alfie Evans have organised a vigil to "brighten up the world" on what would have been his second birthday.

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