Sick Charlie ‘a prisoner of the state’
CRITICALLY ill baby Charlie Gard has been “taken prisoner by the NHS and by the state”, a family spokesman said in a TV interview last night.
Alasdair Seton-marsden said if his parents were rich instead of “ordinary people” the 11-month-old would be free to receive untried therapy in the US.
He added: “Baby Charlie wouldn’t have become what is essentially a prisoner of the state.”
Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates are fighting a High Court battle to stop doctors turning off his life support.
Dr Michio Hirano, who would give the tot treatment for his genetic condition in New York, is due to travel to London on Tuesday to examine him.
BATTLE Tot’s mum and dad