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Chris Gard shouted and walked out of court at the news as Ms Yates told Mr Justice Francis they not yet seen the report.

Lawyers for the hospital said on Friday a new scan of Charlie made for "sad reading".

Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, from Bedfont, west London, want to take the 11-month old to the United States for experimental therapy.

Last week, Mr Justice Francis suggested that the American specialist - Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Centre in NY - should travel to London to meet Great Ormond Street doctors and other clinicians.

Lawyers representing Great Ormond Street and Charlie's parents are expected to update the judge on discussions held at the hospital.

The judge who is overseeing Charlie's case says there are "lots and lots" of other sick youngsters at the hospital.

Mr Justice Francis is due to consider their latest claims at a hearing starting on Monday.

"Congressman Bradwenstrup and I have proposed legislation to grant lawful permanent status in the Charlie Gard and his family, so they can at least pursue their best hope for Charlie", Rep. Franks told Fox News July 11.

Mr Justice Francis pointed out that Charlie had been offered nucleoside bypass therapy in January, but the offer was later withdrawn as GOSH concluded that he had already suffered irreversible brain damage and it would not improve his quality of life.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say the therapy is experimental and will not help.

A U.S. doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy.

Lawyers said Dr Hirano and Charlie's parents could give evidence at next week's hearing.


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