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5-Year-Old Boy With Severe Brain Tumor Cleared for 'Alternative Treatment' After His Parents Were Jailed Seeking Just That for Him

The boy's parents, Brett and Naghmeh King, were initially arrested by Spanish police after they removed their son without medical consent from a hospital in the English city of Southampton.

Ashya King (Image source: AP/Interpol)

MADRID (TheBlaze/AP) — A British boy who has a severe brain tumor is being readied to travel from Spain for treatment in the Czech Republic aboard a specially-prepared private jet.

Southern Malaga's Children's and Maternity Hospital said late Sunday that its medical directors had met with 5-year-old Ashya King's parents and had agreed the transfer could begin "in the next few hours."

Ashya King (Image source: AP/Interpol) Ashya King (Image source: AP/Interpol)

Ashya is in a stable condition and able to fly to Prague for "alternative treatment," the hospital said.

The boy's parents, Brett and Naghmeh King, were initially arrested by Spanish police after they removed their son without medical consent from a hospital in the English city of Southampton and drove him to Malaga where they planned to sell a property to pay at least $33,000 for proton-beam radiation therapy, the AP added.

Brett and Naghmeh King (Image source: AP/Hampshire Police) Brett and Naghmeh King (Image source: AP/Hampshire Police)

They were later released after charges against them were dropped by British police.

Prime Minister David Cameron told the radio station LBC that the plight of Ashya reminded him of his late son Ivan, who had cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the AP noted.

“I just hope there’ll be an outbreak of common sense — and a rapid outbreak of common sense — so that the family can be reunited with this young boy and the best treatment can be given to him, either in the United Kingdom or elsewhere,” Cameron said, the AP noted.

Here's a news report preceding the word that the boy could receive treatment in the Czech Republic:

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