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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Ashya King in a stable condition in Malaga hospital

Ashya King, who is suffering from brain cancer, is in a stable condition in a hospital in Malaga, Spain, and has been visited by his brother Danny on several occasions, a hospital spokeswoman told ITV News.

Ashya King was taken from Southampton General Hospital by his parents. Credit: Hampshire Police

The five-year-old's brother visited him twice yesterday and also this morning.

She also said that a police force is present in Ashya's room at all times with two officers guarding the child by court order.

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