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NHS to fund Ashya King's treatment in Czech Republic

The NHS is to pay for five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King's proton beam therapy treatment in the Czech Republic.

His parents Brett and Naghemeh King sparked an international police hunt after they took their son out of Southampton General Hospital and travelled to Prague for the treatment which was not available for him on the NHS.

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Ashya King has 'urgent health requirements'

Police said five-year-old Ashya King requires urgent medical attention and should be taken to a medical facility as soon as he is located.

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson, of the Hampshire Major Investigation Team, said:

He needs to be taken to a medical facility for his urgent health requirements as soon as he is located.

We have also launched a social media appeal and would urge everyone to share this appeal, particularly if you have friends and relatives in France and bordering countries.

– Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson,

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