A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment.

Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life support at the Royal London Hospital since suffering a traumatic brain injury in February.

Health bosses had tried to block attempts to take her to the Gaslini children’s hospital in Genoa.

Her mother said she was seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter.

Shelina Begum and her husband Mohammed Raqeeb, from Newham, east London, were met outside the hospital in an official welcome organised by CITIZENGO Italy, a community organisation which paid for Tafida’s transfer.

At a press conference, Shelina Begum thanked the hospital for “believing in my daughter’s recovery”.

“I visited Tafida this morning, she is stable, she was awake, fully awake,

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