Ashya King’s dad ‘treated like a criminal’ on UK return

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The dad of brain cancer sufferer Ashya King has complained of being ‘treated like a criminal’ by Border Force staff when he arrived back in the UK.

An angry Brett King, from Southsea, confronted police at London’s Gatwick Airport after being stopped at passport control with his other son Naveed.

Undated handout of a grab of mobile phone footage taken by Naveed King, showing a police officer speaking with his father Brett King at passport control at London's Gatwick Airport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 1, 2014. The father of brain cancer sufferer Ashya King has complained of being "treated like a criminal" by Border Force staff when he arrived back in the UK. See PA story HEALTH Boy. Photo credit should read: Naveed King/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. HEALTH_Boy_164075.JPG

Undated handout of a grab of mobile phone footage taken by Naveed King, showing a police officer speaking with his father Brett King at passport control at London's Gatwick Airport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 1, 2014. The father of brain cancer sufferer Ashya King has complained of being "treated like a criminal" by Border Force staff when he arrived back in the UK. See PA story HEALTH Boy. Photo credit should read: Naveed King/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. HEALTH_Boy_164075.JPG

He told officers: ‘How would you feel, coming back into your own country and you are treated like a criminal? What have I done except help my son?’

The confrontation is shown in an undated camera phone video posted on YouTube by Naveed yesterday.

It starts with Mr King sitting in a holding area at passport control as he tells how he and his son had their passports seized when they arrived and were asked to wait in a holding area. After a policeman calmly tells Mr King he cannot see the computer information about them - but will not be arrested - he storms off, followed by his son.

Mr King and his wife Naghmeh sparked an international manhunt when they removed five-year-old Ashya from Southampton General Hospital on August 28 without medical consent. Their son has now completed a course of treatment at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague and is now recuperating with the family in Spain.

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At the start of the video Mr King says he had been told there would be no problems if he returned to the UK.