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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French police join search for missing Ashya King

Photos of Ashya with his parents in hospital were posted on Facebook by his brother. Credit: Facebook/Naveed King

Cherbourg police have joined their English counterparts in the search for five-year-old Ashya King, who was taken from hospital by his parents yesterday.

Brett and Naghemeh King took Ashya on a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, along with his six siblings, and the family are still believed to be in France.

The child underwent emergency surgery for a brain tumour last month and Hampshire police say his life is at risk.

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