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'Kidnapped' British boy with brain tumour could be in Spain: Police

Published on Aug 30, 2014 4:46 PM
 
An undated handout picture released by Britain's Hampshire Police on Aug 29, 2014 shows a portrait of five-year-boy Ashya King. A five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors' consent could now be in Spain, British police said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / HAMPSHIRE POLICE

LONDON (AFP) - A five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors' consent could now be in Spain, British police said on Saturday.

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.

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

British and French police have been searching for the boy and a French prosecutor said the youngster had effectively been "kidnapped".

 
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