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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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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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