A source in the Spanish judicial system has said that the presiding judge, Ismael Moreno, has summoned Brett and Naghmeh King, the parents of terminally ill Ashya King, back to Spain’s Central Criminal Court, despite previously telling them they would stay in custody until their extradition. This summoning, coupled with hints that the CPS is to drop proceedings, means that sources in the Spanish legal system are convinced Mr and Mrs King will be free to go to their son’s bedside tomorrow.
He will tell them their fate at 11am tomorrow amid growing pressure on the CPS to withdraw the arrest warrant and cease legal action against the Kings.
PM David Cameron has waded in, telling LBC listeners today: “I obviously, like everyone else in the country, want to see this poor little boy reunited with his parents. Watching the pictures of him brought back memories of my desperately ill young boy, Ivan, and I remember him endlessly sitting on my lap and having to feed him through a tube and having to deal with all of the difficulties of having a desperately ill child.
“But you know, the Government must not tell the police how to act or what to do, nor can we interfere in processes in other countries. I just hope there’ll be an outbreak of common sense and a rapid outbreak of common sense so that the family can be reunited with this young boy and the best treatment can be given to him either in the United Kingdom or elsewhere. The Health Secretary is doing his bit to make sure we examine our own procedures here in the UK.”