Baby Charlie Gard's doctors receive death threats

Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard read a statement at the High Court after a hearing on their baby's future in London Britain

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Staff at the hospital treating critically-ill baby Charlie Gard have been bombarded with a "shocking" barrage of abuse including death threats over the case.

However, a hearing at the High Court has been scheduled to discuss fresh evidence from two worldwide hospitals about nucleoside therapy.

His parents are fighting to get him more medical care but Great Ormond Street Hospital officials say the experimental treatment won't work and will just cause the 11-month-old more suffering.

A series of courts have agreed with the GOSH decision that Charlie's life support should be withdrawn so he can be allowed to die with dignity.

Supporters of Charlie Gard's parents react outside the High Court during a hearing on the baby's future in London Britain

Hospital chairwoman Mary MacLeod said doctors and nurses have been subjected to abuse on the streets and have received thousands of threatening messages.

Charlie suffers from the rare genetic condition, which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

Charlie's parents want to take him to NY for experimental treatment, which the U.S. doctor said might give him a 10% chance of improving his health.

The hospital have confirmed that the police had been called to investigate the threats and "unacceptable" harassment of it's staff.

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Guests at the hospital have also been harassed and discomforted while visiting their children, MacLeod said.

Trump tweeted his support for the 11-month old baby earlier this month, writing: "If we can help little #CharlieGard as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so".

Staff have received abuse in the street as well as via online messages. Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats.

Charlie's parents have, however, received support from Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump and some members of the U.S. Congress. We fully understand that there is intense public interest, and that emotions run high.

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"Great Ormond Street Hospital is in close contact with the Metropolitan police and we will do everything possible to hold to account anybody who involved in this kind of deplorable behaviour".

At a pre-court hearing on Friday, a lawyer for the hospital, Katie Gollop, said that the results of the child's latest brain scans make for "sad reading", the Associated Press reported. The parents said at the hearing it was the first time they were being told about the latest results in the crucial test of Charlie's brain function.

On Monday and Tuesday, Dr. Michio Hirano, a neurologist from New York's Columbia University Medical Center, met with doctors caring for Charlie and other experts and evaluated the boy in London.

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