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's parents planning legal action against hospital

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King are planning legal action against Southampton General Hospital.

Brett King and his wife Naghmeh are being held by Spanish police. Credit: Facebook

Brett and Naghmeh King's lawyer said the "desperate" couple are considering "demands" against the hospital which they removed their son from last Thursday.

The couple must be held for up to 72 hours while a court in Madrid considers whether to grant a British extradition request.

Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, the couple's lawyer in Spain, said they are "so sad", adding: "They are going to prepare legal demands against the hospital in Southampton. Legal action will be against the hospital."

Mr Diaz told BBC's Radio 5 Live that the couple "wanted the very best for their child".

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