PROTESTORS have held a rally in the town centre in support of a seriously-ill baby boy.

Mums organised a show of support for 23-month-old Alfie Evans at Market Gate on Monday, April 16.

The protest in Warrington follows a similar rally at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, where the youngster is currently being treated after he was born with a degenerative neurological condition.

Hundreds gathered at the hospital over the weekend to show support for Alfie’s parents Tom Evans and Kate James, from Liverpool, who have been battling through the courts to have him transferred to a hospital in Italy or Germany.

Alder Hey doctors ‘unanimously’ agreed that the youngster’s life could not be saved.

But a number of parents gathered with their children in Warrington town centre on Monday morning to show their support for the couple on the day of their case being heard in the Court of Appeal in London.

Speaking at the protest, mum-of-two Kerry Clemo said: “We want him to be allowed to fly over to be treated in Italy.

“I wouldn’t give up on my child and not try to save him.

“We all have our rights, and at the minute it doesn’t seem like they have got any rights.

“I’m stuck for words because of how emotional I am about it all.”

On Monday afternoon, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Alder Hey in the latest legal battle over Alfie’s care.

Lord Justice Moylan dismissed the appeal by his parents, stating that their legal argument had ‘no basis’.

It was ruled in February that doctors could stop treating Alfie, against his parents wishes.

The children’s hospital has argued that it is in Alfie’s ‘best interests’ for him to be taken off a life support machine.

His parents have previously lost legal battles in the High Court, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Mum-of-two Inga Rudzusieka, from Fearnhead, was also present at the protest at Market Gate on Monday morning.

She added: “It’s strange that they’re not allowed to take him out of the hospital when they just want to switch his life support machine off anyway.

“The doctors don’t know exactly what’s wrong with him because his condition hasn’t been diagnosed fully.

“Alfie’s parents have said that even if he does die in the hospital in Italy then at least they will have tried to save him.

“As a parent, you want to do everything you can for your child and this is just unfair to them.

“If you have children you can’t even imagine going through something like this, because it’s just horrible.

“That’s why we wanted to support Alfie here in Warrington.”

It is expected that Alfie’s parents will now take their case to an appeal in the Supreme Court.