Indi Gregory, the eight-month-old baby at the centre of a legal battle over the continuation of life-support treatment, has passed away.
Her treatment was discontinued yesterday after her parents, Dean Gregory and Claire Staniforth, were unsuccessful in their final attempt at the High Court to maintain it.
The little girl was granted citizenship of Italy earlier this month in a last-ditch effort to transfer her to a hospital in Rome. However, British judges ruled against the move last week, also stating that Indi could not have her treatment withdrawn at home.
Instead, it concluded at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where she was receiving treatment, and she was subsequently transferred to a hospice on Sunday.
In a statement released this morning, Indi’s father, Dean, said: ‘Indi’s life ended at 01.45 am. Claire and I are angry, heartbroken and ashamed. The NHS and the Courts not only took away her chance to live a longer life, but they also took away Indi’s dignity to pass away in the family home where she belonged. They did succeed in taking Indi’s body and dignity, but they can never take her soul.’