Toddler Alfie Evans dies

The parents of Alfie Evans have said they are "heartbroken" after their son died on Saturday morning

Alfie Evans (photo: Alfies Army Official/PA Wire)

The 23-month-old, who was being treated at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool died at 2.30am, Kate James and Thomas Evans said on Facebook.

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The youngster was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment that touched hearts around the world.

The post on said: "Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thankyou everyone for all your support."