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Freed British parents reunited with ill son in Spain

Published on Sep 3, 2014 11:16 PM

MALAGA (AFP) - The British parents jailed after taking their critically-ill son Ashya King from hospital enjoyed an emotional reunion with him at his bedside in Spain on Wednesday, an official said.

Brett King, 51, and his wife Neghemeh King, 45, saw their five-year-old son for the first time since they walked free, following the lifting of an extradition order against them by British prosecutors. But officials warned the desperate parents must wait for a custody ruling to know whether they can take him away from the hospital to seek the alternative treatment they wanted for his brain tumour.

"They were able to see him without any problem. It was very emotional," said an official at the children's hospital in the southern Spanish city of Malaga, who asked not to be named.

The couple were detained on Saturday for having taken Ashya, who has a brain tumour, out of a British hospital without doctors' consent.

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