Released King parents reunited with sick son Ashya
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.
"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)