Saturday, 30 August 2014
Jehovah's Witness couple who snatched their terminally ill son Ashya, 5, from hospital
Hampshire Constabulary today said they had 'positive information' to suggest that Ashya's family may now be in Spain where they have 'strong links' to Marbella.
Police yesterday launched a 'major investigation' to find the child, who has a brain tumour and was taken without consent from hospital by his parents. Ashya, who was being treated at Southampton General Hospital, is described as needing round the clock care and there are 'serious concerns' for his life if he is not found today. Officers said his parents - Brett King and Naghmeh King (pictured with Ashya) - boarded a cross-Channel ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg at 4pm yesterday with Ashya's six siblings. CCTV shows Ashya's father leaving the hospital with him around 2pm yesterday.