Alfie Evans' parents lose legal bid in attempt to save son

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

The parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans have lost a legal fight to move their son to a hospital in Italy.

But lawyers representing the parents Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, had asked judges at the Court of Appeal in London to reconsider Alfie's case.

Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, had asked Court of Appeal judges to rule that 23-month-old Alfie could go overseas for treatment.

Lord Justice Moylan said that it was wrong for Alfie's parents to say that their own views trumped the best interests of the child.

They also rejected a request for the case to go to the Supreme Court.

But judges again ruled in favour of Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where Alfie is receiving treatment for an undiagnosed degenerative brain disease.

The parents lost their bid to allow Alfie to be taken overseas for treatment.

In a statement on Facebook, Mr Evans said: "Deepest apologies from me and Kate James to the parents and staff affected by the protest/demonstration, it wasn't mine Kate's or anyone else intention to harm or cause conflict or upset".

Doctors have been ordered to keep treating Alfie as they wait for the outcome.

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