Relatives wait for ruling on boy at centre of life-support treatment fight

Relatives of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment dispute after suffering brain damage are waiting for a judge’s ruling. Doctors treating Archie Battersbee at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, think the youngster is “brain-stem dead”.They say life-support treatment should end and the youngster should be disconnected from a ventilator.

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