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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Hampshire Police to send team of officers to Spain

Hampshire Police will send a team of officers to the Spanish city of Malaga to investigate why Ashya King was removed from hospital by his parents.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead talking to reporters.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead told reporters: "Tomorrow morning we will be sending a team of officers to Malaga, they will liaise with our Spanish counterparts and we will continue the investigation from that point onwards."

"We now need to speak to those parents at the appropriate time to detemine exactl ywhat was the motivation behind them taking Ashya," he added.

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