Archie Battersbee: judge backs test to establish if 12-year-old boy is dead

Parents want life-support to continue for Archie, who has been unconscious since he suffered ‘catastrophic’ brain damage

Specialists should use a brain-stem test to try to establish whether a 12-year-old boy who has not regained consciousness since suffering “catastrophic” brain damage is dead, a high court judge has ruled.

Mrs Justice Arbuthnot concluded that the test would be in Archie Battersbee’s best interests, at a hearing in the family division of the high court in London on Friday.

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