A MUM-OF-THREE from Orford joined a protest outside Alder Hey Hospital last night as the life-support treatment battle for a terminally-ill toddler continues.

Kirsty Heald, 29, joined hundreds of protestors outside the hospital to show her support for the family of Alfie Evans.

She said: "My youngest daughter is a similar age to Alfie and when I hold her in my arms I know what is happening to Alfie isn't right.

"He is there fighting so we will continue to fight.

"Some people have been saying that the protest was unruly but that wasn't the case.

"There were no arrests and when I went inside the hospital to use the toilets you couldn't hear the protest."

Warrington Guardian: Alfie Evans is in a ‘semi-vegetative state’, the court heard (Alfie’s Army Official/PA)

PICTURED: Alfie Evans

Parents Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, have launched a number of legal challenges on behalf of their son, who has been at Alder Hey since December 2016 with an undiagnosed degenerative brain disease.

A date had been set to switch off the life support for Alfie by a High Court judge but his parents have refused to give up and the couple had private ambulance and jet on stand-by last night to fly Alfie to Rome for further treatment.

Tom told campaigners yesterday, Thursday, that the court order would end at the point the hospital removes ventilation from Alfie, at which moment they will take over and fly him out of the country.

He later urged people to gather outside the hospital in a 'quiet protest'.

Merseyside Police has since describe the protest as ‘peaceful’.

A spokesman for Alder Hey statement added: “Last night the hospital experienced significant disruption, due to a large protest concerning one of our patients.

"We wish to pay tribute to our amazing staff, who worked tirelessly under extremely difficult conditions to manage the implications of this disruption.

“Alder Hey is a special place with highly skilled staff who dedicate their lives to caring for and looking after thousands of sick and ill children every year.

“Our priority will always be to protect and look after the welfare of all patients and staff and to continue to provide outstanding care to our patients and families, which we know is recognised by colleagues across the NHS and in the wider public beyond.”

Alfie's parents are now preparing to appeal the latest decision to allow him to continue to receive treatment.

Appeal court officials say a hearing has been listed for Monday.