The parents of terminally ill boy Ashya King have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of neglect after they removed him from NHS care at Southampton General Hospital, reports the Daily Mail.
On Thursday 28 August, the parents of Ashya King removed their son from Southampton General Hospital, despite his need for round-the-clock care. The family, along with their other six children, fled the country that evening and journeyed to Spain.
Shortly after leaving the hospital, a Europe-wide arrest warrant was issued for the child's parents on the grounds of suspected neglect. Ashya suffers from a severe brain tumour and requires feeding through a tube. It was believed that the battery on the machine used to feed the child was due to run out within 24 hours of them leaving the hospital.