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Archie Battersbee dies after last-ditch effort to stop life support switch-off fails

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parents to keep his life support on. The 12-year-old died at 12.15pm on Saturday, his mother Hollie Dance has said outside the Royal London Hospital.Both Hollie and Paul Battersbee, had applied to a UN committee who in turn requested that the ending of his treatment be postponed.

After an intense week of court hearings, campaign group Christian Concern announced on Friday night that Archie's life-sustaining treatment would be withdrawn at 10am today (August 6).READ MORE: Nan, 70, rushed to hospital after fall is hit with 'appalling' £155 Euro Car Parks fineHollie said last night (August 5) that she was "pretty broken" and the last few weeks have been "awful".Asked if there was anything more she could do, she said: “No.

I’ve done everything that I promised my little boy I’d do. And I’ve done it.”Archie's parents shifted their efforts to have him moved from hospital to a hospice but, a ruling at the High Court on Friday concluded it was not in his best interests to be moved.Archie was found unconscious by his mother with a ligature over his head on April 7.Hollie thinks he may have been taking part in the Blackout Challenge, a disturbing online trend that sees young people try different destructive methods to make themselves unconscious.Doctors believe Archie is brain-stem dead and say continued life support is not in his best interests.Judge Sir Andrew McFarlane explained at Monday's hearing that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, under which the UN committee made its request, is an “unincorporated international treaty” and thus should not have been applied by a UK court.

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