Hairy Biker supports 'brain tumour' Albanian

Si King Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Hairy Biker Si King has offered to pay for the treatment of an Albanianman who was arrested at a hospital on suspicion of immigration offences after he attended with a suspected brain tumour.

Staff at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) called police after doctorsdecided that 27-year-old Lorenc Hoxha did not require urgent treatment.

The hospital said Mr Hoxha would have been given emergency treatment if it was deemed necessary and he attended as an outpatient following a referral from another centre.

It said police were only called after a number of Mr Hoxha's friends who were with him said they could not take responsibility for him.

Now TV personality King has stepped in and has spoken to ITV News.

Mr Hoxha first went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead aftersuffering seizures.

The hospital spokeswoman said immigration officials had advised the hospital that Mr Hoxha had been deported in 2011.

A police spokesman said the man was released into the custody of immigration officers yesterday afternoon (June 4).