Ashya King to start proton therapy treatment plan in Prague

Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer.

In a statement, the centre said the five-year-old had been fitted with a special treatment mask as well as undergoing a series of tests.

Brett and Naghmeh King removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital on August 28 against doctors' advice, following a disagreement over his treatment.

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Police: Missing boy's health 'will deteriorate rapidly'

Police have warned the missing boy's health 'will deteriorate rapidly'. Credit: Hampshire Police

Police said missing Ashya King's health will "deteriorate rapidly" if he is not found today and that his condition would become "life-threatening".

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead of Hampshire Constabulary said: "He is being fed through a tube. The feeding system is battery operated and the battery will run out today."

He added police "had every reason to believe" that the King family remains in France, where they travelled to yesterday.

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