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GALLERY: Tearful mourners line streets outside Goodison Park to say farewell to tragic tot

Hundreds of tearful mourners lined the streets outsideEverton's Goodison Park today to pay tribute to tragic tot Alfie Evans.
Hundreds of tearful mourners lined the streets outsideEverton's Goodison Park today to pay tribute to tragic tot Alfie Evans.

Hundreds of tearful mourners lined the streets outside Everton's Goodison Park today to pay tribute to tragic tot Alfie Evans.

Doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool stopped providing life-support treatment to Alfie last month after his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, lost two rounds of fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Mr Evans and Ms James had hoped to take Alfie, who had a degenerative brain disease, to a hospital in Rome.

Well-wishers for the youngster have been gathered outside of Everton's Goodison Park ground in Walton Lane from the junction of Spellow Lane towards Queens Drive as the funeral procession passed between 11 and 11.30am.

Mr Evans is a fervent supporter of the Premier League club and had spoken of his hopes to take his son to watch the Blues in action.

Alfie's family requested that his funeral remained a private family affair.