Supporters line the streets for Alfie's funeral

Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

Members of the public are asked to stand outside Everton's stadium at Goodison Park as the funeral procession passes between 11:00 and 11:30 BST.

Toy soldiers and the Everton club motif were nestled beside his tiny coffin, while the lead two hearses carried floral wreaths spelling out the words "Warrior", "Our Hero", "Son", "Nephew", "Grandson" and "Blue".

Alfie became the subject of a huge legal and ethical battle after courts ruled that doctors should stop his treatment for a neurological condition.

A private funeral for 23-month-old Alfie Evans will be held next week, it has been announced.

The crowd applauded and some threw flowers as the procession made its way slowly up the road. The family has requested that the funeral itself remains private.

One woman told the Liverpool Echo she had come because "I want Kate and Tom to know I care", while another said she was "so proud" of Alfie's parents.

Alfie, who suffered from a degenerative brain condition, lost his life after spending more than a year in hospital.

LONDON Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to Alfie Evans, the British toddler whose parents fought an unsuccessful legal battle to keep him on life support.

According to Merseyside Police, the toddler's parents "continue to thank the community for their support". Kate James and Tom Evans said their son's death in Liverpool had left them "heartbroken".

Judges in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court agreed with doctors and rejected a series of legal challenges by his parents to take him overseas.

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