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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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Petition calling for release of Kings handed in at No 10

A petition that calls for Ashya King to be reunited with his family has been handed in at Downing Street.

Family campaigner Sanjay Ganatra and the Kings friend Ethan said the petition had 126,000 signatures and called for the instant release of the couple.

ITV News reporter Matt Price has tweeted:

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