Tearful parents of brain-damaged Tafida Raqeeb, 5, WIN legal fight to keep daughter alive and fly her to Italy for treatment

Tearful parents of brain-damaged Tafida Raqeeb, 5, WIN legal fight to keep daughter alive and fly her to Italy for treatment

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PARENTS of Tafida Raqeeb have won their “right to life” legal bid to fly the seriously ill five-year-old to Italy.

Mum Shelina Begum, 39, sobbed and yelled “we won, we won, we won” as she read an advanced copy outside Court 39 in the High Court this morning.

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Tafida fell ill after blood vessels in her brain ruptured at home in Newham, East London, in February[/caption]

She ran into the arms of family who have been at the case every day last month and hugged tearful husband Mohammed Raqeeb, 45.

The five-year-old is in a coma at Royal London hospital after suffering catastrophic brain injuries in February.

Parents Shelina and Mohammed, of Newham, east London, pleaded for Tafida to go to a hospital in Italy and be kept alive hoping she improved and made a full recovery.

But doctors refused and wanted to switch off her life-support machine saying she will never recover from her injuries.

Her parents sought a judicial review at the High Court last month.

A judgement on whether she can be taken to Italy and ruling in whether the life-support should be switched off will be read at the High Court today at 10.30am.

St Barts Health Trust is expected to appeal.

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Shelina Begum and husband Mohammed Raqeeb arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice in London[/caption]


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