Archie Battersbee’s treatment is set to be withdrawn this afternoon after the Court of Appeal rejected a last-minute bid to postpone the ending of his treatment.

Archie’s care was due to end at 2pm at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on Monday.

The 12-year-old’s parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, were granted a hearing on Monday after the Government asked judges to urgently consider a request from a UN committee to keep treating Archie.

But after considering the case, judges refused to postpone the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment beyond midday on Tuesday.

Ms Dance has indicated she and Mr Battersbee will make an application for Supreme Court justices to consider their application for permission to appeal.

Ms Dance said after the ruling that they “continue to be shocked and traumatised by the brutality of the UK courts and the hospital trust” and vowed to “continue to fight for Archie”.

Alistair Chesser, chief medical officer for Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences remain with Archie’s family at this difficult time.

“We are following the direction of the courts, so no changes will be made to Archie’s care whilst the family appeal to the Supreme Court, though we will prepare to withdraw treatment after midday unless directed otherwise.”

What happened to Archie Battersbee?

Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on April 7 and has not regained consciousness since.

She believes he was taking part in an online challenge.