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Archie Battersby dies: Family outraged by ‘barbaric’ experience as boy off on life support

A 12-year-old British boy who suffered a devastating brain injury and captured the hearts of people around the world has died after his life support machine finally shut down.

Archi Battersbee has been at the center of a lengthy legal battle after being seriously injured in an incident at his Essex home in April.

Since then, he has been in a coma, with doctors insisting that life support should be turned off because his “brain stem is dead”.

His parents, Paul Batterbee and Holly Dance, opposed the decision throughout the courts, claiming that Archie’s heart was still beating and that he was holding his mother’s hand.

But last week, both the Supreme Court and the High Court dismissed the appeal.

Archie Battersby dies: Family outraged by ‘barbaric’ experience as boy off on life support

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