Family photo of Neon Roberts with mother Sally
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Neon Roberts' mother loses radiotherapy court battle

A seven-year-old boy can be given radiotherapy treatment against his mother's wishes, a judge has ruled.

Neon Roberts has undergone two operations to remove a cancerous brain tumour and nodule but his mother Sally did not want him to have radiotherapy.

Doctors have told the High Court Neon could die without further treatment, saying there was only a 35% survival rate with chemotherapy only.

Mrs Roberts' legal team has said she plans to appeal against the judgement.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 21 Dec 2012
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