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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Tory MP: CPS should drop Ashya case by end of day

A Conservative MP has called on the Crown Prosecution Service to drop the case against Ashya King's parents by the end of the day.

Tim Loughton, Tory MP for Shoreham and East Worthing. Credit: Katie Collins/PA Archive

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, called the case "the worst type of officaldom" and added that the treatment of the five-year-old's parents was "offensive", in a blog posted on his website.

By the end of today the CPS needs to have dropped the case.

Hampshire Police need to apologise and work out how they ever got in this mess in the first place and the NHS needs to offer to fly back the family and provide the proton treatment at the one clinic in the UK that offers it or else facilitate the treatment at the specialist hospital in the Czech Republic.

And then the Health Secretary and the Home Secretary need to bang some bureaucratic heads together.

– Tim Loughton MP

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