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Charlie Gard’s mum screams as Supreme Court says baby’s life support can be switched off in 24 hours

Charlie's mum screamed as they announced their decision

Supreme Court judges have said Charlie Gard’s life support machine should be switched off.

It’s been reported that Connie Yates broke down in tears and screamed as judges announced their decision.

The 10-month-old’s parents Connie and Chris – and an army of supporters – have been fighting to save the little tot’s life.

The Supreme Court has told doctors to continue life support treatment for Charlie for 24 hours to give the European Court of Human Rights the chance to consider the case.

Charlie has been saved just hours before his life support machine was due to be turned off (Credit: ITV)

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Connie and Chris lost their previous court battle to keep baby Charlie alive last month.

A judge said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, but with complete conviction for Charlie’s best interests, that I accede to these applications and rule that GOSH may lawfully withdraw all treatment save for palliative care to permit Charlie to die with dignity.”

But the couple are determined to fight for their baby boy and have since continued to try to find any possible solution to help save his life.

Connie and Chris recently appeared on This Morning to talk about their devastating story (Credit: ITV)

The couple have managed to raise over £1.3 million to be able to take their tot to the US to undergo treatment.

Earlier this year, Connie and Chris left This Morning viewers in tears after explaining they had just one month to save their son Charlie’s life.

Their baby boy is suffering from a rare condition known as mitochrondrial depletion syndrome.

The distressed couple needed to raise £1.2 million for experimental life-saving therapy after a High Court judge ordered that their little tot should be allowed to die.

The couple have appeared on the show twice to help raise awareness for their son (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on their ITV daytime show back in March, Connie made a desperate plea for people to help save her son.

She said: “We can’t just let our baby die when there is hope and treatment available that might help him.

“If Charlie receives this treatment and it does work it won’t just be his life that’s saved, it will be many more children in future who are born with this horrible disease.

“Like any loving parents, we will do whatever it takes to save our baby’s life.”

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