UK news 'Beautiful little boy' Archie Battersbee dies as life support withdrawn last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The 12-year-old had been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother in April
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Archie Battersbee has sadly died at 12.15pm today (August 6) after his life support was withdrawn at the Royal London Hospital. The decision to withdraw life support comes after Archie's parents had fought a long-running legal battle over the withdrawal of treatment. His mother, who called him her “beautiful little boy”, said she has done everything she promised her son she would do. A last-ditch plea to the European Court of Human Rights to intervene in the case was rejected late on Friday, following a High Court ruling that he must remain at the Hospital in Whitechapel, east London. Announcing her son’s death to the media, Ms Dance, of Southend, Essex, said “he fought right until the very end”. Speaking through tears, she said: “Can I just say, I’m the proudest mum in the world. He was such a beautiful little boy and he fought right until the very end, and I am so proud to be his mum.” Read more: Driver killed in A14 crash near Godmanchester named by police In an interview with Sky News, recorded on Friday, Archie’s mother Hollie Dance, of Southend, Essex, said she is “pretty broken” and that the day had been “absolutely awful”. Breaking down, she said: “The last however many weeks since 7th April, I don’t think there’s been a day that hasn’t been awful really.” The 12-year-old had been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother in April and was being kept alive by a combination of medical interventions, including ventilation and drug treatments. In the High Court ruling on Friday morning, Mrs Justice Theis concluded it was not in Archie’s best interests to be moved to a hospice and the Court of Appeal rejected permission to appeal that decision.
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. Supporters brought flowers to the hospital on Saturday morning. Shelley Elias, 43, said she had come to the Royal London Hospital because “I wanted his mum Hollie and the family to know I was thinking of them”. Mrs Elias, a mother of two from Stepney, east London, who said she vaguely knew Archie’s mother, brought flowers, a card and some candles. She said: “I did not know what to write because there are no words that will take the pain away. I just wanted the mum and her family to know that I am here for them. My boy is 12, the same age as Archie, and this just puts things in perspective. When things like this happen, you just think ‘I have nothing to moan about in life’.” Candles flickered in the shape of the letter “A” and also formed a love heart around a card with Archie’s name in a makeshift tribute at a statue in front of the hospital. It was created by passers-by who said they wanted to show their support. Get more UK and World news from CambridgeshireLive straight to your inbox for free HERE.