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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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Ashya's parents: 'We have been dying to see his face'

Ashya King's father has said he and his wife are "very relieved to be free" after being released from a Spanish jail.

Brett King said he could not wait to see his son and offered his thanks to the Spanish and British people.

Brett King leaving Soto del Real prison in Madrid. Credit: Alex Diaz/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"We are very grateful to Spain for the support and help we have received," Mr King told reporters.

"We will go to see my son as soon as possible, we have been dying to see his face for so long. Thank you to Spain for helping us and thank you to England too," he added.

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