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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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CPS: Ashya arrests over alleged 'cruelty' to a minor

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that officials applied for a European arrest warrant in the Ashya King case at the request of Hampshire Police for an offence of "cruelty to a person under the age of 16 years".

In order to make that decision the CPS, working closely with Hampshire Police, reviewed the evidence available at that time in accordance with the Threshold Test of the Code for Crown Prosecutors. This is where there is not yet sufficient evidence to charge an offence but that further evidence is expected to be provided by investigators.

– CPS spokesperson

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