Yorkshire news Tragic Archie Battersbee's life support to be turned of at 10am PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The family of Archie Battersbee have been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The family of Archie Battersbee have been spending their final 'precious' moments with the tragic 12-year-old as they prepare for his life support to be withdrawn on Saturday (August 6) morning. Archie's mum Hollie Dance, 46, and dad Paul Battersbee, 56, were told there are no legal routes left for them to try to keep their son on life support. 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 Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London. His parents had fought a long-running legal battle over the withdrawal of treatment and in recent days made bids to the High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Human Rights to have him transferred to a hospice to die. Read more: Fuming Yorkshire woman 'kicked out of Sainsbury's' over 'row about a banana' The 12-year-old has been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother in April and is being kept alive by a combination of medical interventions, including ventilation and drug treatments. His family have been told that treatment will be withdrawn at 10am on Saturday. Hollie told the Daily Mail : "All I have ever asked is to get him to six months – where is the harm in that for them? They have spent a fortune on legal fees fighting me in court – money they could have spent on Archie’s care and others." A spokesman with campaign group Christian Concern, which is supporting Archie’s family, told the PA news agency: “All legal routes have been exhausted. The family are devastated and are spending precious time with Archie." Archie Battersbee with his mother Hollie Dance (Image: PA) Barts Health NHS Trust did not immediately update its statement, instead referring to its previous position which said no changes will be made to Archie’s care “until the outstanding legal issues are resolved". In a 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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. Article six is the right to a fair trial and article eight is the right to respect for private and family life. But a spokesman for the European court said it had received a request from representatives of Archie’s parents under Rule 39 which allow it to apply "interim measures" in "exceptional" cases, and that the complaints "fell outside the scope" of that rule and so it would not intervene.
Undated family handout photo of Archie Battersbee having his hand held by an unidentified person in hospital. The family of the 12-year-old have been told his life support is due to be withdrawn on Saturday morning after their legal fight to move him from hospital to a hospice came to an end.
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The Court of Appeal judges said Mrs Justice Theis’ ruling in the High Court dealt "comprehensively with each of the points raised on behalf of the parents". The judges judges said they had "reached the clear conclusion that each of her decisions was right for the reasons she gave". They added: "It follows that the proposed appeal has no prospect of success and there is no other compelling reason for the Court of Appeal to hear an appeal." The Court of Appeal judges also said one of the arguments presented by Archie’s parents was "flawed legally”, adding: “It is also not easy to understand as it seeks to argue that Archie’s best interests have ceased to be relevant." Doctors treating the schoolboy for the last four months declared Archie to be "brain-stem dead", prompting a lengthy but ultimately failed legal battle by his family to continue his life support treatment in the hope he would recover. Read next: Life on Huddersfield's 'mad mile' where three people must die before anything changes Live as raging inferno sends thick black smoke billowing over Doncaster Drama as huge fire rips through Huddersfield building on major road Get breaking news by email by signing up to our newsletters The multi-million pound scrapyard in a Huddersfield valley run by a dad and his four children
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