Hospital stand-off erupts as parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans try to fly him to ITALY before his life-support can be switched off - but 'police threaten to arrest boy's father for ASSAULT if he moves him'

  • Alfie is in a 'semi-vegetative state' in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, suffering from a rare brain condition
  • His father Tom Evans claims that he is legally allowed to take Alfie from hospital but police were stopping him
  • Protesters have gathered outside Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool this evening  to support Alfie and his parents
  • It is understood the toddler's parents want to take him to Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome, Italy  
  • Couple have lost cases at Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights amid support from the Pope
  • High Court judge reviewed new video footage of Alfie but ruled that his life support should be switched off