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The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled.

His family applied for permission after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused a request to delay the withdrawal of life-sustaining support.

Archie’s mother wanted him “in a peaceful hospice to say goodbye” after a long legal battle.

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Doctors had warned there was “significant risk” in moving him.

Archie’s family asked Mrs Justice Theis for permission to appeal the decision but were denied.

The judge gave a delay to treatment being withdrawn until 14:00 BST for the family to make an application to appeal directly to the Court of Appeal.