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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Ashya King's parents 'recognised from Twitter appeal'

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King were arrested by Spanish police after a member of the public recognised them from a Twitter appeal, police have said.

Ashya King was taken from Southampton General Hospital by his parents. Credit: Hampshire Police

"Within hours of appealing on Twitter for help to find the boy we received a call from a member of the public who had seen the appeal, which allowed us to locate him and his parents," a spokesman for Spanish National Police said.

British police are due to arrive in Spain today to continue their investigation and question Ashya's parents.

They had requested a European arrest warrant for the couple on suspicion of neglect for taking the boy out of Southampton General Hospital.

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