Judge to decide on further treatment for Neon Roberts tomorrow

A judge will decide tomorrow whether a 7-year-old Devon boy can have a second course of treatment for cancer against his mother's wishes.

Neon Roberts, from Tiverton, had an operation yesterday on the orders of a judge in the High Court.

Today the court was told the operation had gone well - but now the judge must decide whether to overrule the mother a second time - and approve radiotherapy which she fears will have long-term side-effects.

From the High Court, Bob Constantine reports:

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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