Judge rules Neon Roberts' radiotherapy can begin

Seven-year-old Neon will have radiotherapy treatment, following surgery on a brain tumour, against his mother's wishes.

Specialists treating Neon accepted that there were side-effects to radiotherapy but said that without the treatment the youngster could die within a few months.

Mr Justice Bodey, who heard evidence at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said radiotherapy treatment could start.

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Neon making 'good progress'

The father of Neon Roberts, whose mother failed in a legal bid to stop him having radiotherapy for a brain tumour, said his son is making "good progress" after receiving radiotherapy treatment.