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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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Council order for Ashya 'made at request of hospital'

Julian Wooster, Portsmouth City Council's director for children's services, said:

At the request of Southampton Hospital the council obtained a temporary Wardship Order on Friday, only to direct that Ashya King be presented for medical treatment.

The order will be reviewed by the High Court on Wednesday.

We understand this is an extremely difficult time for Ashya and his family.

– Julian Wooster

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