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Alfie Evans tributes stolen from hospital memorial tree

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Alfie Evans tributes 'stolen' from hospital memorial tree

Army members left various gifts for our beautiful fighter and this breaks not only our hearts, but Alfies families hearts that some people have done this extremely disrespectful act. (Picture: Reuters)

The family of baby Alfie Evans have been left heartbroken after gifts left at a memorial tree were allegedly stolen.

Posting images of the tree near Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, a member of the Alfies Army Facebook group condemned the extremely disrespectful act.

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They later appealed for the tributes to be replenished.

In a statement, the page said: We admin are sorry to say we have been made aware of people stealing gifts left for Alfie at his memorial tree.

Army members left various gifts for our beautiful fighter and this breaks not only our hearts, but Alfies families hearts that some people have done this extremely disrespectful act.

Undated family handout file photo taken with permission from the Alfies Army Official facebook page of 23-month-old Alfie Evans whose parents have said they are "heartbroken" after their son died on Saturday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 28, 2018. The youngster, who was being treated at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool died at 2.30am, Kate James and Thomas Evans said on Facebook. He was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment that touched hearts around the world. See PA story DEATH Alfie. Photo credit should read: Alfies Army/Facebook/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Posting images of the tree near Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, a member of the Alfies Army Facebook group condemned the extremely disrespectful act. (Picture: PA)

Alfie Evans thefts METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alfiesarmy/photos/ Credit: Alfie's Army/Facebook

The family of baby Alfie Evans have been left heartbroken after gifts left at a memorial tree were allegedly stolen. (Picture: Alfies Army/ Facebook)

Flowers, candles and childrens' toys left as a memorial to Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler who died a week after his life support was withdrawn, are seen outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, Britain, April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

In a statement, the page said: We admin are sorry to say we have been made aware of people stealing gifts left for Alfie at his memorial tree. (Picture: Reuters)

Alfie died at the Liverpool hospital on April 28 and his funeral was held on Monday.

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His parents had fought a lengthy legal battle to take him abroad for treatment for a degenerative brain condition, but were ultimately prevented from doing so by the courts.

The 23-month-olds plight and the efforts Thomas Evans and Kate James went to in their bid to prolong his treatment attracted worldwide attention, with Pope Francis among those to voice support.

Alfie Evans thefts METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alfiesarmy/photos/ Credit: Alfie's Army/Facebook

Alfie died at the Liverpool hospital on April 28 and his funeral was held on Monday. (Picture: Alfies Army/ Facebook)

File photo dated 19/12/17 of Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of Alfie Evans, who have said they are "heartbroken" after their son died on Saturday morning. The 23-month-old - who was being treated at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool - died at 2.30am, they said on Facebook. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 28, 2018. See PA story DEATH Alfie. Photo credit should read: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

His parents had fought a lengthy legal battle to take him abroad for treatment for a degenerative brain condition, but were ultimately prevented from doing so by the courts. (Picture: PA)

In the hours after his death, members of Alfies Army began leaving teddy bears, balloons, flowers, cards and candles at a tree in Springfield Park.

The trees lower trunk was eventually surrounded by tributes, with many the colour purple and the blue of Everton Football Club.

The Alfies Army page added: It would be lovely if army members could still please take their gifts to Alfies tree and if possible make sure our beautiful Alfies tree remains the lovely memorial it originally was.

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