Wednesday 22 October 2014

Released King parents reunited with sick son Ashya

Paul Peachey

Published 04/09/2014 | 02:30

The released parents of Ashya King were yesterday reunited with their son as a charity offered to pay for their preferred medical treatment in the Czech Republic. The Kings had fled Britain to seek this treatment.

Brett and Naghmeh King had not seen the five-year-old since their arrest in Spain on Saturday night, after taking him from hospital without consent. Southampton General Hospital denied threatening to take away the Kings' right to decide the care of the brain tumour boy.

Mr King (51) claimed he had told doctors that he planned to remove his son from hospital after disagreeing with their treatment plan.

"My son is worth everything, worth me going to prison, worth everything," he said. The parents were finally reunited with Ashya yesterday at the Malaga hospital where he is now being treated.

Brett and Naghemeh King have been reunited with their sick son
Brett and Naghemeh King have been reunited with their sick son
Brett King, father of Ashya King, speaks to the media as he and his wife Naghemeh (not pictured) arrive at the Materno-Infantil Hospital, where their son has been hospitalized since last Saturday, in Malaga, southern Spain, September 3, 2014
Brett King, father of Ashya King, speaks to the media as he and his wife Naghemeh (not pictured) arrive at the Materno-Infantil Hospital, where their son has been hospitalized since last Saturday, in Malaga, southern Spain, September 3, 2014
Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King
Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King

Read more: 'We just want to see our son' - Parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King leave Spanish jail

"I was just praying so I could be reunited with him again. All I could do was just cry and pray," said his mother. Although Ashya has been made a ward of court, a UK High Court judge said the priority was for the family to be reunited. (© Independent News Service)

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