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'I have to go and see my son,' says Ashya's father

Ashya King's father has thanked those that worked to ensure the release of him and his wife from prison this evening.

Brett King told reporters outside Soto del Real prison near Madrid he had not known the extent of the public support as they had been unable to watch television in prison.

"I have to go and see my son," he then said before getting into a car.



Ashya King's parents released from prison

Ashya King's parents have been pictured after their release from custody, and offered thanks to the public for their support.

Brett King (left) and his wife Naghmeh (centre) leaving Soto del Real.
Brett King (left) and his wife Naghmeh (centre) leaving Soto del Real. Credit: Reuters

The couple's lawyer earlier said they would speak about at a news conference in southern Spain - the region where Ashya is being treated - tomorrow.

The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge had ordered the couple's immediate release.


Miliband: Ashya needs parents and best medical care

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for Ashya King to be reunited with his parents and said the five-year-old cancer patient should receive "the best medical care".


Ashya King needs the love of his family and the best medical care. Hopefully latest developments mean he can be reunited with his parents.


New Ashya King hearing to take place on Monday

Another high court hearing is to take place in the UK on Monday in the hope that Ashya King's parents will be able to appear either in person or by video link, a judge has ruled.

ITV News producer Vincent McAviney reports from court in London:


Judge directs adjournment to Monday with parents having legal representation + for them to be present in court or via video link #AshyaKing


Judges asks for CPS to attend on Monday unless arrest warrant hasn't been lifted and parents aren't free to attend #AshyaKing

Before the hearing, Brett King and wife Naghmeh will be expected to file a treatment plan for their son.


Judge directs the parents must put file and serve their treatment plan for #AshyaKing but 2pm Friday. Says no treatment is unacceptable


Total of 10 men arrested in exploitation operation

Ten men have now been arrested after a series of warrants were executed in Aylesbury and other Buckinghamshire towns this morning relating to child sexual exploitation.

Around 120 officers executed warrants at 11 properties from 7am. Seven warrants were carried out in Aylesbury, one in Milton Keynes, one in Buckingham, one in Chesham and one in Hayes, Middlesex.

A number of other addresses in Aylesbury were visited.

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