A brain-damaged girl who was taken to Italy for treatment after her parents won a High Court battle to prevent her life support being switched off is out of intensive care, doctors have said.

Genoa’s Gaslini hospital said Tafida Raqeeb, from London, had been partially weaned off assisted ventilation.

Speaking to an Italian newspaper, doctors said she had “spent an hour detached from the fan”.

Her mother, Shelina Begum, said the family’s fight had been vindicated.

Last autumn, Barts Health NHS Trust tried to block Tafida being taken abroad for more treatment, saying ending her life support was in her best interests.

Tafida was five years old when she was put on life support in February after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

She travelled to Italy in October

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