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Family may have 'taken steps to be able to feed' Ashya

Hampshire Police have said that officers investigating the case "now believe that Ashya’s family has taken steps to be able to feed him".

Hampshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead said:

Health experts tell us with the proper medical care Ashya has a good chance of survival, but he must get that professional care.

The feeding system that Ashya needs and the other associated medical care is complex, and I would appeal to Ashya’s family not to think that they are able to administer this care themselves.

The doctors assure me that proper medical training is required for the level of care that Ashya needs.

I would also appeal to the medical profession, particularly in Spain, to contact the Spanish authorities if they feel that Ashya’s family have presented or made enquiries at medical facilities.

– Hampshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead

Police have asked anyone with any information about Ashya, or his mum Naghmeh and dad Brett, to call +44 (0)1962 841534 or dial the European emergency number on 112.


Man charged with assault after George Galloway attack

Metropolitan Police have charged a 39-year-old man with religiously-aggravated assault after the MP for Bradford West, George Galloway, was attacked in London.

Neil Masterson, of 13 Johnson House in Camden Hill, was also charged with common assault on a man in his 40s.

He will appear at Hammersmith Magistrates Court on Monday 1st September.

European arrest warrant issued for Ashya King's parents

Police have issued a European arrest warrant for the parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who they took from hospital against doctors' advice.

The Assistant Chief Constable of Hampshire police, Chris Shead, said doctors had warned them that Ashya King's condition will "start to deteriorate," adding that the youngster had a "shrinking window" of time.

He added that the European arrest warrant gave them the power to arrest the family, but officers would much prefer them to come forward.

French and Spanish doctors who may be treating the boy, were also urged to notify police.

Man arrested over Scottish Referendum votes on eBay

A man has been arrested in Scotland after votes in the Scottish independence referendum were listed on the auction website eBay.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said:

Following police enquiries, a 28 year-old man was arrested in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow earlier today, Saturday 30 August 2014, in relation to an alleged contravention of Schedule 7 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013.

– police scotland

eBay told STV News that it has a policy of removing "any items posted on eBay that relate to an individual’s vote where the Commission has concerns that this could lead to the law being broken".


EU considers possible new sanctions against Russia

A draft statement from EU leaders meeting in Brussels calls for officials to urgently prepare possible new sanctions against Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

They will ask the EU's executive Commission and the EU's diplomatic service to work together "to urgently undertake preparatory work" on further sanctions.

PM warns of 'consequences' for Russia over Ukraine

David Cameron has warned Vladimir Putin there will be "consequences" if Russian troops are not withdrawn from Ukraine.

Arriving at a summit in Brussels where EU leaders are due to consider beefing up sanctions against Moscow, the Prime Minister said the incursion was "completely unacceptable".

David Cameron meeting Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko
David Cameron meeting Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko

Mr Cameron, who held talks with Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko in Brussels earlier, said: "We have to address the completely unacceptable situation of having Russian troops on Ukraine soil.

"Consequences must follow if that situation continues and we will be discussing that as well today."


Hundreds turn out for anti-NATO protest

Hundreds of campaigners have gathered in Newport for a protest march through the city centre.

It's part of a week of action against the NATO Summit which will be held at the Celtic Manor Resort on 4 and 5 September.

The protest will end with a rally in Westgate Square.

Protest Newport
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Nato protest
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Anti-NATO protest
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Lithuanian: Russia is in a 'state of war against Europe'

Russia is at war with Ukraine and so effectively at war with Europe, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has said, calling on Europe to supply Kiev with military equipment.

It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe. That means we need to help Ukraine to ... defend its territory and its people and to help militarily, especially with the military materials to help Ukraine to defend itself because today Ukraine is fighting a war on behalf of all Europe.

– President Dalia Grybauskaite
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