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UK: Royal Courts and Royal London Hospital footage - Court of Appeal rules on withdrawing life support from Archie Battersbee01:56

UK: Royal Courts and Royal London Hospital footage - Court of Appeal rules on withdrawing life support from Archie Battersbee

United Kingdom, London
August 1, 2022 at 20:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage shot on Monday shows London’s Royal Court of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal, as well as The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel; both central to the case of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee.

The appeal court rejected a challenge brought by Archie’s parents on Monday, allowing the hospital to turn off his life support at midday on Tuesday.

The decision came despite a request from the United Nations to keep the boy alive while it considered the case.

Archie has been in hospital since April, after his mother found him with a ligature around his neck. His doctors believe he has suffered brain-stem death.

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Footage shot on Monday shows London’s Royal Court of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal, as well as The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel; both central to the case of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee.

The appeal court rejected a challenge brought by Archie’s parents on Monday, allowing the hospital to turn off his life support at midday on Tuesday.

The decision came despite a request from the United Nations to keep the boy alive while it considered the case.

Archie has been in hospital since April, after his mother found him with a ligature around his neck. His doctors believe he has suffered brain-stem death.