Archie Battersbee’s treatment to be withdrawn after Court of Appeal ruling

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Archie Battersbee’s treatment to be withdrawn after Court of Appeal ruling

The parents of Archie Battersbee, Paul Battersbee (left) and Hollie Dance, speak to the media outside the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, east London, after the Court of Appeal refused to postpone the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from the 12-year-old, beyond 12pm on Tuesday.

Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee made an urgent application to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities last week after their court battle against Barts Health NHS Trust over his treatment ended.

The youngster was due to have his life-support at the Royal London Hospital in east London ended at 2pm on Monday, after a High Court judge ruled this to be in his best interests and the family exhausted all routes of appeal.

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