POLICE have confirmed that Ashya King, the missing five-year-old who has a brain tumour, has been found at the Hostal Esperanza de Benajarafe, Malaga in Spain.
Sources suggest the little boy has been taken to hospital by ambulance and his parents are with the police.
It is believed that the family arrived at the hostel in the Axarquia region this afternoon.
And this evening Brett King has appeared on a 10-minute YouTube video explaining why the family took Ashya from the hospital and asked the police to ‘call off this ridiculous chase’.
Interpol had sent out a missing persons alert to its 190 member countries as concerns for the boy’s welfare grew since he was removed from University Hospital Southampton by his parents 51-year-old Brett King and 45-year-old Naghemeh King, at approximately 2pm on Thursday, August 28.
The family were travelling in a grey Hyundai I800 Style CRDI, registration KP60 HWK.
Hampshire’s Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead said earlier: “The need to find Ashya is now desperate. It is really important that we find him and ensure he receives medical attention at the earliest opportunity.
“We still don’t know whether the King family has any spare batteries for the machine which administers food, the knowledge, or any way of recharging the battery. Without properly administered food Ashya’s situation is very serious.
Hampshire Constabulary also confirmed there was a European arrest warrant out for the parents of the seriously ill boy. Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead said the warrant was sought in order to give police the power to talk to the parents of five-year-old Ashya King, once they were located.
Ashya was likely to be in a wheelchair or buggy, cannot communicate verbally and is immobile, a police spokesman said.