Parents of Alfie Evans apply to take son’s case back to supreme court

Couple hope to appeal against high court ruling that life-support can be withdrawn

The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have applied to the supreme court to appeal against a ruling that treatment should be removed from the child.

Court of appeal judges ruled on Monday that Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, could not take their son, Alfie Evans, abroad to receive treatment for a rare degenerative brain disease. The couple, from Liverpool, have so far lost cases in the high court, court of appeal, supreme court and European court of human rights.

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