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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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'Too soon to say' when Ashya will come home

Hampshire Police say it is not yet clear when five-year-old Ashya King might return to the UK from Spain, where he was found by police this evening.

The youngster, who was being treated for a brain tumour at a hospital in Southampton, is now receiving care in a Spanish hospital.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead told reporters: "It's too soon to say when Ashya will come home, quite clearly that will depend on his medical conditoin, that really is a matter for the doctors, rest assured nobody is going to do anything that will endanger his medical condition."

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