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Brain cancer survivor Ashya King returns to UK with his parents

Brain cancer survivor Ashya King has returned to the UK with his parents Photo: Family handout

Brain cancer survivor Ashya King has returned to the UK with his parents 10 months after they took him out of hospital and sparked an international manhunt.

The five-year-old, who made a "miracle" recovery after receiving proton beam therapy in Prague, said he was "excited" to return home and wished to see his grandmother, according to the Sun.

His parents Brett and Naghmeh King initially said they feared to return because their son could be taken into care but the pair now say they have "no reason to hide".

Mr King, 52, told the paper: "We just have to face up to the situation now. We would like nothing to happen an for us to be able to get on with our lives.

"We shouldn't have to be afraid - and that's why we won't go on living like refugees in a different country for no reason.

"We feel sufficiently assured by Portsmouth City Council that it's all finished. However, we do have a lingering fear that one day we will get a knock on the door."