The parents of a five-year-old boy battling a brain tumour "should be involved in every on going decision of his care," the leader of Portsmouth City Council told Good Morning Britain.
Donna Jones said Ashya King's parents, who live in Portsmouth, "need to be with their little boy" and tried to distance the council from the European Arrest Warrant which put the couple in jail.
Ashya King's parents told the Daily Mail they fled the UK after being told NHS treatments would leave him with life-long disabilities.
The head of the police force which applied for a European Arrest warrant against the parents of Ashya King has now urged their release.
A British mother whose son's life was saved by proton therapy has told ITV that she defied NHS doctors' advice to pursue the treatment.