Connie Yates and Chris Gard (pictured centre and left after today’s ruling) both sobbed and yelled ‘no’ repeatedly as Mr Justice Francis sided with Great Ormond Street doctors. The judge said he had made the decision with the ‘heaviest of hearts’ but with ‘complete conviction’ that letting Charlie (right) die was in his best interests because he may be in pain and there is no accepted cure to his rare genetic condition. Afterwards his parents (inset) said they could not understand why the judge had not ‘at least given Charlie the chance of treatment’. Miss Yates and Mr Gard, from south-west London, will now apply to the Court of Appeal to stop the eight-month-old’s life support being withdrawn straight away, a legal process that can take up to 21 days. More than 80,000 people raised £1.26million for Charlie’s treatment and many have been writing messages of support on social media using the hashtag #charliesfight and blue hearts.
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