Archie Battersbee dies after life support withdrawn

by 24britishtvAug. 6, 2022, 2:50 p.m. 17
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Archie Battersbee has died after his life support was turned off on Saturday, the 12-year-old’s mother has said. Speaking outside the Royal London Hospital, Hollie Dance said he had “fought right until the very end”, adding: “I am so proud to be his mum.” She said he had died at 12.15pm. Speaking on her behalf Ellie Carter, a close family friend, said: “For a child to suffocate like that... no family should ever go through what we have gone through. It’s barbaric.” As his life drew to a close on Saturday, his family having exhausted all legal routes to keeping him alive, well-wishers gathered to show sympathy. Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/customer/subscribe/digitalsub/3for1/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_pvid_conversion-subscription_editorial-iniative_03-22_EGW-13_organic_youtube Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

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