Alfie Evans: Private funeral to be held

A hearse carrying the coffin of British toddler Alfie Evans drives past Everton's Goodison park stadium in Liverpool. AFP

Alfie's Everton-supporting dad, Tom Evans, sat in the vehicle in front of the tiny coffin carrying his son from a private funeral to his final resting place.

Alfie had a degenerative neurological brain condition and his case drew global attention when his parents became determined to keep him on life support.

Alfie's father Tom had spoken of his hopes to take his son to watch the Blues in action.

Alfie Evans: Private funeral to be held

The vigil will be held in Springfield Park, next to Alder Hey Children's Hospital where Alfie died.

"Those who have not been invited to the funeral are asked to avoid the area to allow Alfie's family to grieve privately".

His parents have thanked the community for their support but are asking for privacy during the funeral.

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Doctors believed Alfie had a degenerative neurological condition, which has led to parallels being drawn with the case of Charlie Gard.

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.

23-month-old Alfie Evans has constant seizures.

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Tom and Kate Evan have been battling to have their son transferred to Italy for medical treatment.

Alfie's parents lost a series of legal challenges against that ruling, including at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

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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Announcing the news of his death on 28 April, his parents said: "Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30am".

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