The Irish writer who lived next door to the family of Ashya King
It is hard not to have sympathy for Brett and Naghmeh King - who took their five-year-old son, Ashya, from hospital without doctors' consent.
Brett and Naghmeh King are now in police custody and the little boy, who has a brain tumour, is being cared for in a Spanish hospital pending his return to Southampton General Hospital, from where his parents took him last Thursday. Interpol issued a red alert for the missing boy and a European Arrest Warrant was issued for the parents, who were accompanied by their six other children.
I was a neighbour of the Kings, who for more than 10 years have lived in an apartment at Casares del Mar, a beachfront development outside Estepona on the Costa del Sol.