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European arrest warrant issued for brain tumour boy's parents

Published on Aug 31, 2014 2:27 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A European arrest warrant was issued Saturday for the parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was snatched from hospital without medical consent.

The police said they had "positive information" to suggest that Ashya King and his family could be in Spain, where they have "strong links" to the Marbella area on the south coast.

King's parents, who are Jehovah's Witnesses, drove him away from a hospital in Southampton in southern England on Thursday and were seen boarding a ferry to Cherbourg in France.

Interpol has launched a missing persons alert following a request from British police, who are leading the search.

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