Archie Battersbee: Boy’s family announces death seeks appeal


Archie Battersbee: Boy’s family announces death, seeks appeal

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High Court judge rules Archie Battersbee is dead, hospital should be allowed to end life-saving treatment

The family of a 12-year-old boy in a coma will later find out if they can appeal the decision to stop his life-saving treatment.

Archie Battersbee, 12, was found unconscious at her home in Southend, Essex, on April 7.

Last week, the High Court agreed with doctors at London’s Royal Infirmary that he was “brain stem dead”.

His relatives will use a follow-up hearing in the High Court to seek leave to appeal.

His parents said his heart was still beating and they wanted to continue treatment.

Archie’s mother Hollie Dance said she was “shocked” by the decision to stop treating him.

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Hollie Dance says family won’t give up on Archie

At the High Court in London last week, Judge Arbuthnott ruled that doctors could legally stop treating Archie.

Archie’s family wants an appeals court judge to review the case and will issue an appeal on Monday.

A spokesman for the Christian Law Center, a campaign group supporting Archie’s family, said relatives would use a follow-up hearing to ask the same judge for them to appeal.

Relatives must determine they have an arguable case before a full appeal hearing can take place.

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