Alfie Evans case

A Tale of Belief and the Courts

Joshua Rozenberg investigates the Christian Legal Centre.
In the spring of 2018 the UK was gripped by the legal wrangling’s of the tragic case of sick toddler Alfie Evans. But as the best course of action was fought out in the courts concerns were raised about an organisation providing legal advice to the family, The Christian Legal Centre.  The legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg looks at who the Christian Legal Centre are and why they came in for criticism. 

Producer: Catherine Earlam 
Researcher:   Harry Farley 

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox

Programme includes audio from footage recorded by Daniel Evans.

Gifts stolen from Alfie Evans memorial

Gifts left in tribute to toddler Alfie Evans have been stolen from a memorial tree in Liverpool, supporters of the youngster have said.

Alfie Evans memorial
Pictures posted on Facebook by supporters show the memorial before (right) and after (left) tributes were taken from the site

The Alfie's Army Facebook group posted images of the memorial and condemned the "extremely disrespectful act", which had left the parents "heartbroken".

Supporters have urged well-wishers to continue leaving gifts at the memorial in Springfield Park, next to Alder Hey Hospital.

Alfie died at the hospital on 28 April.

The plight of the 23-month-old from Bootle drew international attention during a High Court legal battle over his care.

Alfie Evans: Mourners line funeral route
Crowds of well-wishers have lined the streets in Liverpool to pay their respects to Alfie Evans who was at the centre of a High Court battle over his care.

Alfie Evans funeral: Hundreds gather on cortege route

Several hundred people are lining Walton Lane in Liverpool for the funeral of Alfie Evans, the toddler who died in hospital on 28 April, with some gathered on the central reservation ready to throw flowers as the procession goes past.

Danielle Page, 32, from St Helens

Danielle Page, 32, from St Helens, has come to pay tribute to Alfie Evans.

Referring to the supporters of his family, she said: "The army has been through everything with Kate and Tom."

The toddler's private funeral took place this morning.

Balloons and tributes have been attached to the Dixie Dean statue outside the stadium entrance.

Tributes to Alfie Evans at the Dixie Dean statue