Now par­ents fight to take Char­lie Gard home to die

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CHAR­LIE Gard’s par­ents are em­broiled in a new High Court fight with doc­tors over where the ter­mi­nally-ill baby should die.

The lit­tle boy’s mother, Con­nie Yates, was back in court on Tues­day, a day af­ter she and part­ner Chris Gard aban­doned le­gal ac­tion over treat­ment for Char­lie.

A lawyer rep­re­sent­ing the cou­ple told a judge that they wanted to take Char­lie home.

But lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal said there were prac­ti­cal prob­lems and the cou­ple had put for­ward no clear plan.

The hos­pi­tal sug­gested a “hos­pice op­tion”.

Bar­ris­ter Grant Arm­strong, for the cou­ple, sug­gested to Mr Jus­tice Fran­cis that hos­pi­tal bosses were plac­ing ob­sta­cles in Char­lie’s par­ents’ way.

But Katie Gol­lop QC, who leads Great Or­mond Street’s le­gal team, said pro­vid­ing in­ten­sive care to Char­lie out­side a hos­pi­tal set­ting was not sim­ple.

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