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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.

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Brett and Naghemeh King

Brett and Naghemeh King

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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

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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.

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Brett and Naghemeh King, centre and left, leave Soto Del Real prison in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Brett and Naghemeh King, centre and left, leave Soto Del Real prison in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Brett King talks to the press as he leaves Soto Del Real prison with his wife in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Brett King talks to the press as he leaves Soto Del Real prison with his wife in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

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Brett King (blue), father of Ashya King, is hugged by a friend after he and his wife were released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

Brett King (blue), father of Ashya King, is hugged by a friend after he and his wife were released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

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Naghemeh (L) and Brett King (2nd L), parents of Ashya King, leave as they are released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

Naghemeh (L) and Brett King (2nd L), parents of Ashya King, leave as they are released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

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Naghemeh (L) and Brett King (2nd L), parents of Ashya King, leave as they are released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

Naghemeh (L) and Brett King (2nd L), parents of Ashya King, leave as they are released from prison in Soto del Real, near Madrid, September 2, 2014

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Naghemeh and Brett King, parents of Ashya King, attend a news conference in Seville Photo: Reuters

Naghemeh and Brett King, parents of Ashya King, attend a news conference in Seville Photo: Reuters

Undated handout photos issued by Hampshire Police of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King

Undated handout photos issued by Hampshire Police of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King

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Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King

Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King

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Brett and Naghemeh King

"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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