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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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Ashya's parents could be by his bedside tomorrow

Ashya's parents Naghemeh (pictured) and Brett remain in a Spanish prison.

By Sejal Karia: ITV News Correspondent

Ashya King's parents are facing another night in their prison cells because the application to withdraw the European Arrest Warrant for them in England has not been formally approved yet.

However, it seems the Spanish prosecutor here has decided to act independently of what is happening in the UK.

I'm told he is going to ask a judge tomorrow to free the couple on bail, and they are due before that judge in the morning.

He will have to approve the request, but I am told the prosecutor's opinion is usually upheld.

So it could mean Ashya's parents could well be by his bedside this time tomorrow.

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