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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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Tory MP: CPS should drop Ashya case by end of day

A Conservative MP has called on the Crown Prosecution Service to drop the case against Ashya King's parents by the end of the day.

Tim Loughton, Tory MP for Shoreham and East Worthing. Credit: Katie Collins/PA Archive

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, called the case "the worst type of officaldom" and added that the treatment of the five-year-old's parents was "offensive", in a blog posted on his website.

By the end of today the CPS needs to have dropped the case.

Hampshire Police need to apologise and work out how they ever got in this mess in the first place and the NHS needs to offer to fly back the family and provide the proton treatment at the one clinic in the UK that offers it or else facilitate the treatment at the specialist hospital in the Czech Republic.

And then the Health Secretary and the Home Secretary need to bang some bureaucratic heads together.

– Tim Loughton MP

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