Archie Battersbee, 12, dies after life support switched off

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Archie Battersbee, a 12-year-old who was left in a comatose state after “catastrophic” brain damage, has died after his life support was withdrawn on Saturday (6 August).

His parents had launched multiple appeals to UK and EU courts to prolong his support, all of which were rejected.

The family also had a request to move Archie to a hospice for his final days rejected as doctors warned he was too unstable to travel.

Archie was found unconscious after an accident at his home in Essex on 7 April and never regained consciousness.

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