Archie Battersbee’s family say he has died after his life support was withdrawn

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Heart-breaking - Archie's family confirm he has passed away
Heart-breaking - Archie's family confirm he has passed away

ARCHIE Battersbee’s family say that he has died after his life support was withdrawn earlier today.

Hollie Dance spoke outside the Royal London Hospital that Archie died at 12.15pm today.

His life support was due to be withdrawn at 10am this morning after the family’s legal fight to move him from the hospital to a hospice came to an end.

His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, had fought a long-running legal battle over the withdrawal of treatment.

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.

Yesterday, 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 had been in a coma since he was found unconscious at his home in Southend on April 7.

More to follow.

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