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Supporters line the streets for Alfie's funeral

Supporters line the streets for Alfie's funeral”

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 coffin sported images of toy soldiers and the Everton motif.

Alfie, who was born in May 2016, was first admitted to Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital in December of that year after suffering seizures, and had been a patient ever since.

His father, Tom Evans, had spoken about his desire to one day take his son to watch the team in action.

Flowers, pictures and messages left outside Everton's Goodison Park as the cortege of Alfie Evans goes past the ground in Liverpool.

The crowd applauded and some threw flowers as the procession made its way slowly up the road.

Earlier, members of Alfie's Army tied purple and blue ballons to the Dixie Dean statue outside the stadium and a bow in the same colours to the gates behind. Fly high with the angels.

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

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.

His parents had fought a bitter battle with the hospital treating him, and the High Court, to allow them to take him overseas for further medical treatment.

The case attracted widespread attention including from the Pope, who tweeted his support for the family. His parents had wanted to take him overseas to Italy for further treatment - but doctors said further treatment was futile and his life support was withdrawn last month.

A vigil was held last Wednesday on what would have been the toddler's second birthday.



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