30 Aug, 2014 @ 10:22
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UPDATE: Missing British boy Ashya King found near Malaga as family issues explanatory video

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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.

Karl Smallman

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  1. I can see the negligence here lies with the uk hospital,and its lack of respect for listening to the needs of its patients.The little boy concerned ,im sure would of been a health priority to his parents.His feeding tube,being there main concern.Parents and patients have the lagal right to sought whichever treatment is best for them.I hope now the parents will recieve the help and support to give there son the needed treatment ,they know will benefit him,meanwhile the authourites,and all agencies involved help rather than hinder and not waste any more time dallying around,as this little boys life lays in the scales.Love and prayers to the family xx

  2. I can empathise fully with the parents. they want the best for their child.The Proton Beam Treatment is not available here at present but elsewhere privately. I believe this treatment will be available here in a few years. Unfortunately too late for Ashya. Its barbaric to separate this child from his parents, he needs them with him NOW. He looks so much happier in his father’s arms then he did in hospital. The Police should be chasing criminals and not loving parents. Release these parents at once. Perhaps Spanish Doctors may take a different view on the best radiotherapy treatment for Ashya. Doctors must realise that people are far more informed then they expect. Best wishes and prayers.

  3. what a stupid comment first poster……know all the facts first and be aware that the hampshire police are the worst force in the uk….disliked by most of the others in the country

  4. Another perfect example of the UK authorities interfering in things that have nothing to do with them……the parent and the patient has the right to seek whatever medical attetion is best for and available to them…..lets hope this poor child survives this ordeal or UK authorites will have MORE b…d on thier hands……but of course it wont be there faults…!!!!

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