An online petition urging authorities to reunite five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King with his parents has passed 200,000 signatures.
Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg responded in support of the petition, saying: "Like any parent, I think it's awful Ashya is in a hospital on his own."
Ashya King's parents told the Daily Mail they fled the UK after being told NHS treatments would leave him with life-long disabilities.
The head of the police force which applied for a European Arrest warrant against the parents of Ashya King has now urged their release.
A British mother whose son's life was saved by proton therapy has told ITV that she defied NHS doctors' advice to pursue the treatment.