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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's father: 'We are not neglecting our son'

The father of missing child Ashya King has insisted he is not "neglecting" his son and urged police to "call off this ridiculous chase".

In a video uploaded to a YouTube account belonging to Ashya's brother Naveed, Brett says that the family went abroad to seek a procedure called "proton beam treatment" in the Czech Republic.

We decided to try and sort it out ourselves, but now we're refugees almost. We can't do anything. The police now are after us. The things we wanted to do to raise the money to pay for the proton beam [treatment], they have prevented it now ... Call off this ridiculous chase. We are not neglecting our son. He is in perfectly good health ... We just want t be left in peace.

– brett, ashya's father

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