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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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200,000 sign petition for Ashya King parents' release

Ashya King is currently in a hospital in Spain.

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."

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