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's parents released from prison

Ashya King's parents have been pictured after their release from custody, and offered thanks to the public for their support.

Brett King (left) and his wife Naghmeh (centre) leaving Soto del Real. Credit: Reuters

The couple's lawyer earlier said they would speak about at a news conference in southern Spain - the region where Ashya is being treated - tomorrow.

The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge had ordered the couple's immediate release.

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