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Videos: Group marches & congregates outside Wrexham courts to show support for Alfie Evans

Update: A march through the town centre and gathering took place this evening as planned, with videos broadcast online as below.

The father of Alfie has issued a statement this evening thanking supporters, and asking them to ‘return to your everyday lives’.

He said: “Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation.

“Our little family along with Alder Hey has become the centre of attention for many people around the world and it has meant we have not been able to live our lives as we would like.

“We are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world, including from our Italian and Polish supporters, who have dedicated their time and support to our incredible fight.

“We would now ask you to return to your everyday lives and allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to form a relationship, build a bridge and walk across it.

“We also wish to thank Alder Hey staff at every level for their dignity and professionalism during what must be an incredibly difficult time for them too.

“Together we recognise the strains recent events have put upon us all, and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.

“In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.

“From this point onwards there will be no more statements issued, or interviews given.

“We hope you will respect this.”

Original information from this morning below…

A protest is planned for later today outside of Wrexham Law Courts on Bodhyfryd.

The group are supporting seriously ill 23-month-old Alfie Evans. Alfie’s treatment at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool and various legal battles have recently made UK and international news.

The group are due to gather outside of the Wrexham Law Courts at 6pm, with the protest explained to us as: “…taking place to show the love Wrexham as a town has for the little boy Alfie Evans and to put the message to the courts to let the little boy go home with his parents”

We asked why the courts was chosen as the location, and have been told: “The courts was chosen as the location as there is no houses near by where we won’t be causing a nuisance to other people”

Organisers added publicly: “We are not wanting to start a war, we want to show our love and support to this strong little boy hopefully will see you all there blue balloons few songs and a march for the precious beautiful young man.”

Online Facebook has been the main vehicle for supporters, along with a separate 250,000 name petition asking to the Queen to intervene in the case in what has become a polarising issue.

Yesterday a request to move Alfie to Italy for treatment was rejected, and an attempt at a ‘private prosecution against 3 doctors with the charge of conspiracy to murder’ was also revealed in court.

This morning the BBC are reporting Alfie’s parents “will meet with doctors later to discuss taking him home”.

 

 

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