Judge to hear update on condition of boy at centre of legal dispute over cancer treatment

Neon Roberts
Neon Roberts is at the centre of a legal dispute over his treatment for cancer. Credit: Family photograph

A High Court judge is expected to receive updates about the condition of Neon Roberts, formerly from Tiverton in Devon. The seven year old is at the centre of a legal dispute over cancer treatment.

His mother was against his undergoing radiotherapy following treatment for a brain tumour, fearing it would cause her son long-term harm. But his father, Ben, who is separated from Neon's mother had agreed to the radiotherapy. Doctors had said he might die within months without it.

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Cancer Treatment Fight

A mother from Devon has begun an appeal to prevent her seven year old son from having radiotherapy for cancer. Sally Roberts lost a high court battle last month to prevent Neon being treated for his brain tumour