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A vigil was held on Wednesday on what would have been Alfie's second birthday
A private funeral for toddler Alfie Evans will be held later.The 23-month-old, from Bootle in Merseyside, suffered from a degenerative brain condition and died in hospital on 28 April.His case drew international attention when it became the centre of a High Court legal battle over his care.Members of the public are asked to stand outside Everton's stadium at Goodison Park as the funeral procession passes between 11:00 and 11:30 BST.
The funeral procession will pass to the south of Everton's ground
Ch Insp Chris Gibson, from Merseyside Police, said Alfie's parents Tom and Kate "continue to thank the community".
Well-wishers are asked to stand on Walton Lane between the junctions with Spellow Lane and Queens Drive.
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Alfie's parents Kate James and Tom Evans had contested the hospital's decision
His parents' campaign against the decision saw them clash with doctors over his treatment. They lost all legal challenges to a court ruling allowing the hospital to withdraw ventilation.The case attracted widespread attention including from the Pope, who tweeted his support for the family. Alfie's parents had also wanted to fly their son to Italy for further treatment.A vigil was held last Wednesday on what would have been the toddler's second birthday.
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