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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 brother: 'Ridiculous' to handcuff my parents

The brother of the critically ill five-year-old Ashya King has said that it was "ridiculous" to handcuff his parents who were arrested after the boy was taken without consent from a hospital in Southampton.

The parents of Ashya King are being held in Spain after their extradition hearing was adjourned to allow the judge time to translate a number of documents. Brett and Naghemeh King can be detained for up to 72 hours.

When asked what his reaction was to having police outside his brother's door and not being able to see him, Naveed said officers were "treating poor Ashya as a criminal". "They are treating all our family as criminals, because they are not allowing us to go and see him," he added.

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