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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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Lawyer: Arrest warrant for Kings 'should be withdrawn'

A lawyer has said she believes the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for Ashya King's parents should be withdrawn as the Crown Prosecution Service applied the "incorrect test".

The law on obtaining EAWs is very clear - there must be sufficient evidence to prosecute for an offence - in this case cruelty.

I think the CPS applied the wrong test because Mr and Mrs King have been open about their whereabouts, they a chronically sick son and other children.

It is difficult to see how the authorities, knowing where they are can justify they are a bail risk.

– Karen Todner. Kaim Todner Solicitors

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