A terminally-ill baby at the centre of a life-support legal battle must be kept alive for another week - so the European Court of Human Rights can consider the case.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, from Bedfont , want 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial.

They have fought a long legal battle, exhausting every court and legal option in the UK, and hope that European judges will now come to their aid.

Charlie Gard court case

Now doctors in London must continue to treat baby Charlie until midnight on Tuesday, June 13.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) spokeswoman said: "Today (Friday June 8), the European Court of Human Rights decided to indicate to the United Kingdom Government that, in the interests of the parties and the proper conduct of the proceedings before it, they should provide Charlie Gard with such treatment and nursing care as may be appropriate to ensure that he suffers the least distress and retains the greatest dignity consistent, insofar as possible, with maintaining life, until midnight on Tuesday 13 June.

"The interim measure granted has been applied temporarily in order to allow the European Court to examine the request."

Charlie's parents wanted a panel of seven judges to analyse the case in detail.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say therapy proposed by a doctor in America is experimental and will not help .

They say life support treatment should stop.

Supporters outside the Supreme Court

A High Court judge in April ruled against a journey to the US and in favour of Great Ormond Street doctors.

Mr Justice Francis concluded that life support treatment should end and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.

Three Court of Appeal judges upheld that ruling in May.

Parents to seek Supreme Court hearing after losing appeal

A panel of three Supreme Court justices on Thursday (June 8) dismissed the couple's latest challenge after a hearing in London.

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