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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Family may have 'taken steps to be able to feed' Ashya

Hampshire Police have said that officers investigating the case "now believe that Ashya’s family has taken steps to be able to feed him".

Hampshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead said:

Health experts tell us with the proper medical care Ashya has a good chance of survival, but he must get that professional care.

The feeding system that Ashya needs and the other associated medical care is complex, and I would appeal to Ashya’s family not to think that they are able to administer this care themselves.

The doctors assure me that proper medical training is required for the level of care that Ashya needs.

I would also appeal to the medical profession, particularly in Spain, to contact the Spanish authorities if they feel that Ashya’s family have presented or made enquiries at medical facilities.

– Hampshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead

Police have asked anyone with any information about Ashya, or his mum Naghmeh and dad Brett, to call +44 (0)1962 841534 or dial the European emergency number on 112.

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