Judges have rejected a bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to overturn a decision over who has control of his life support.
Tom Evans and Kate James had asked the Court of Appeal to allow Alfie, who is at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, to go abroad for treatment.
The couple have lost fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
Earlier the hospital urged protesters supporting the parents to show respect.
A relative of a patient at a hospital, which won a legal battle to withdraw Alfie’s life support, had described visiting her loved one as “intimidating and scary”.
On Monday the Court of Appeal also rejected a request for case of the 23-month-old to go back to the Supreme Court.
Earlier in the hearing, Lord Justice Davis said doctors had agreed that there was “no hope” for Alfie.
He said: “We cannot have a kind of legal ‘Groundhog Day’ where you come back again and again and again on the same point.”