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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King family 'just happy they can go and see Ashya'

Ashya King's brother says his parents are surprised by the mass of reporters outside their prison, adding: "None of us thought this would be international news."

Danny King told BBC News that he had been speaking to his mother and father by phone, who, despite the shock, were "just happy that they can go and see Ashya".

Asked if Ashya would go to Prague, he said: "I don't know, because we've had different offers from treatment centres in America, my parents haven't been able to look at that, at the end of the day it's their decision which centre they will be able to get that treatment."

Earlier Danny's other brother Naveed expressed his joy on Facebook at news of his parents' release.

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