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The father of brain tumour patient Ashya King will meet doctors in Prague later to discuss his potential proton treatment.

Brett King, 51, from Southsea, is due to visit the Proton Therapy Centre Czech on Monday afternoon after his five-year-old son left the Materno Infantil hospital in Malaga in Spain, where he has been treated since his parents were arrested more than a week ago.

Footage at the hospital showed Mr King standing next to an ambulance.

Ashya’s mother Naghmeh was understood to have travelled with the boy while his father followed in a taxi.

The Proton Therapy Centre arranged for a private Cessna Citation Mustang jet fitted with medical equipment to transport the young patient from Spain.

The plane was reported to have left this morning.

The centre said in a statement: ‘In late afternoon today, Proton Therapy Centre Czech is expecting a visit by Mr Brett King, Ashya’s father.

‘Mr King will be shown the facility; he will be introduced to the process of treatment and to a team of the attending physicians and physicists.’

Earlier a spokeswoman for the University Hospital Motol in Prague, where it was reported Ashya would be taken first, said: ‘We don’t have any new information. The doctors are deciding now. They are discussing if the boy can be admitted to hospital in Prague.’

Ashya hit the headlines after his parents took him from Southampton General Hospital on August 28.

In prompted an international search for the family, and when found, Mr and Mrs King spent three nights in a Spanish jail.

They were released when prosecutors withdrew an arrest warrant in the wake of a public outcry.

And on Friday the order applied for by Portsmouth City Council that made Ashya a ward of court was withdrawn, meaning the family were free to travel.