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Charlie Gard parents say 'beautiful boy' has died

Charlie Gard, the 11-month old baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed.

Timeline of Charlie’s case

  • 3 March 2017: Mr Justice Francis starts to analyse the case at a hearing in the family division of the High Court in London
  • 11 April: He says doctors can stop providing life-support treatment
  • 3 May: Charlie’s parents ask Court of Appeal judges to consider the case
  • 23 May: Three Court of Appeal judges analyse the case
  • 25 May: The Court of Appeal judges dismiss the couple’s appeal
  • 8 June: Charlie’s parents lose their fight in the Supreme Court
  • 20 June: Judges in the European Court of Human Rights start to analyse the case, after lawyers representing Charlie’s parents make written submissions
  • 27 June: Judges in the European Court of Human Rights refuse to intervene
  • 3 July: The Pope and US President Donald Trump offer to intervene
  • 4 July: The Vatican’s children’s hospital in Rome, offers to take in Charlie
  • 7 July: Great Ormond Street Hospital applies for a fresh hearing at the High Court
  • 10 July: Charlie’s parents return to the High Court and ask Mr Justice Francis to carry out a fresh analysis of the case. Mr Justice Francis says he will consider any new evidence.
  • 17 July – Dr Michio Hirano, the US neurologist, travels to London to examine Charlie
  • 21 July – Lawyer representing Great Ormond Street says Charlie’s new scan makes for “sad reading”
  • 22 July – Great Ormond Street says doctors and nurses have been subjected to abuse and received threatening messages
  • 24 July – Charlie’s parents say they will end their legal fight for his treatment and let him die
  • 26 July – Deadline set for Charlie’s parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital to agree how and when he will die
  • 27 July – Mr Justice Francis rules Charlie will be moved to a hospice and have his life support withdrawn “soon after” after an agreement to decide his end-of-life care was not reached.

Source: world bbc

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