Archie Battersbee’s family demand inquiry into death after traumatic ordeal

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Tragic Archie Battersbee's grieving family have demanded an inquiry be carried out following his death.

They say no parent should have to experience their horrific ordeal after youngster Archie's life support was switched off on Saturday morning at the Royal London Hospital.

Archie Battersbee "went completely blue" as his family watched his "barbaric" final moments after his life support was switched off, according to devastated family members.

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The 12-year-old died at 12.15pm on Saturday, August 6, his mother Hollie Dance confirmed outside the Royal London Hospital.

She had found him unconscious with a ligature around his neck on April 7.

Hollie thinks he may have been taking part in the TikTok Blackout Challenge, a disturbing online trend that sees young people try different destructive methods to make themselves unconscious.

After his life-sustaining treatment was stopped yesterday after 10am, his eldest brother Tom's fiancee Ella Rose Carter told reporters of the youngster's heartbreaking final moments.

She said: "There is absolutely nothing dignified about watching a family member or a child suffocate.

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"We hope no family has to go through what we have been through. It's barbaric."

She continued: "He was taken off all medication at 10 o'clock. His entire stats remained completely stable for two hours until they reduced ventilation.

"And then he went completely blue."

Doctors believed Archie was brain-stem dead and said continued life support was not in his best interests.

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