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THE parents of Ashya King have spoken of their son’s joy at being reunited with them.

Leaving through a back door of the Materno-Infantil hospital in Malaga with his older son Danny, Brett King, from Southsea, spoke of the first moments he saw his five-year-old son.

Ashya King is reunited with his parents (@BbcBreaking via Twitter)

Ashya King is reunited with his parents (@BbcBreaking via Twitter)

‘He couldn’t breathe he was so happy,’ he said. ‘He was so pleased to see us. We’re trying to be hopeful.’

‘He’s not in such a good state as when we left him - spirit depressed since his parents left him.

‘We’ll do what it takes. Not much else to do.’It comes after both Mr King and Ashya’s mother Naghmeh were released from custody on Monday.

Mrs King said she had been ‘crying and crying’ as she described the torment of being unable to help her son from the jail cell near Madrid where she and her husband had been detained since they were arrested.

She told the BBC: ‘What could I do in a prison cell? I was just praying so I could be reunited with him again. All I could do was just cry and pray.’

The pair had been arrested in Spain after taking their son from Southampton General Hospital last Thursday and travelling to Spain.

The boy last month had a brain tumour removed and needs further treatment.

Ashya’s aunt Tracy has today told The News she fears her nephew could ‘die at any time’.

He remains a ward of court and his parents cannot take him from the hospital.