THE grandmother of Ashya King fears there is a ‘vendetta’ against the family which is preventing the boy from coming home.
(Video shows camera phone footage of Ashya King’s dad Brett King, and his other son Naveed, when they landed at Gatwick Airport)
Patricia King, 77, said the five-year-old’s parents are desperate to fly back with him to the UK and get back to normal life – but are too worried for their safety.
It comes after Ashya’s father Brett King described being ‘treated like a criminal’ by Border Force staff when he flew back to visit his mum Patricia, who lives in Southsea.
Mr King said in a camera phone video posted on Youtube that he and his other son Naveed had their passports seized when they arrived at London’s Gatwick Airport and were asked to wait in a holding area.
Mrs King told The News: ‘They want to come back to England, they don’t want to be in Spain, but they can’t come back because of what’s going on.
‘They can’t risk the children’s lives, so I don’t know if they are going to come back.
‘Until this vendetta stops and Brett has got absolutely assurance no-one will go after the children, they can’t come back.
‘He has got to have written proof Brett is safe to come back with Ashya and the rest of the family.
‘It’s disgraceful the way they have been treated.
‘Why can’t the authorities leave them alone?’
Mrs King said if there is no hint in the near future they will come back then she will have to fly to Spain just so she can see her grandchild again.
As reported, 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.
Mrs King said Ashya’s parents were ‘running out of money’ since people who pledged to help them have failed to come up with cash.
‘Lots of people who said they would donate have not given,’ Mrs King said.
‘The authorities need to change the way they are treating the family.’