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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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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