Alfie Evans' Dad Claims His Son Has Been Breathing Unassisted For 11 Hours
A post on the Instagram page of Alfie Evans has said that the terminally ill toddler has been breathing unassisted for 11 hours - an update from an earlier announcement from Tom Evans, Alfie's father, in which he claimed his son had been breathing for nine hours.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Evans confirmed that his son is still fighting, adding that his mum has been lying next to him.
"Nine hours Alfie has been breathing for, and he's still breathing now," he said.
"It's come to a point where his mum is sleeping next to him, she's actually going to sleep. She feels comfortable with him."
A post on Alfie's Instagram account then said that he has now been breathing unassisted for 11 hours.
Evans added that it became obvious that Alfie was breathing 'within a few minutes' of his life support being turned off, but doctors intervened again when he asked them to help.
He said doctors re-intervened when he claimed that the situation was becoming 'unlawful'.
He said: "I sat down with the doctor, it was a lengthy talk for about 40 minutes and he ended up saying that I'm right, and I was right, I've always been right.
"They say Alfie's suffering. Well look at him now. He's not even on a ventilator and he's not suffering."
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According to The Mirror, Evans also told crowds outside the hospital that his son's doctors could be 'done for murder'.
"I've been in touch with the ambassador of Italy, if these doctors dare to remove my son's life (support) they're going to be done for murder by the Italians," he said.
"I've got a plan of prosecution right now in front of the chief judge, and the chief judge will now decide if these are murdering my son and I'm confident he will decide that."
Evans added: "All they've been trying to do is what they've been given permission to do which is murder my son. It's a straight up execution."
He claimed that 'the Italians' have said that 'they will prosecute Alder Hey and all the doctors individually' if they attempt to remove Alfie's life support.
Alfie's parents have been in a long court battle with the hospital who say it is in the child's best interests to withdraw life support as his brain condition, which has never been diagnosed, cannot be treated.
The family want to fly Alfie to Bambino Gesú, a hospital in Rome, who have reportedly said they will treat the little boy.
Appearing at the Court of Appeal in London for the second time last week, the family argued that their parental rights, and Alfie's human rights, are being disregarded.
But three judges upheld the original decision to withdraw the life support.
They were then denied a second appeal, so instructed their lawyers to ask for the permission of the European Court of Human Rights.
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