The parents of critically ill cancer patient Ashya King are set to be reunited with their son tomorrow, after they spend one more night in a Madrid prison.
After huge public pressure, the Crown Police Service agreed to withdraw the European Arrest Warrant and child cruelty charges they had filed against Brett and Naghmeh King at the weekend.
Five-year-old Ashya remains in hospital under armed guard in Madrid and has not seen his parents since their arrest on Saturday. Last night Ashya’s brother old Danny was given permission to visit him, and he has been told he can stay at the young boy’s bedside.
More than 200,000 people signed a petition - handed into Downing Street this morning - demanding that Ashya’s parents be released.
Mr. and Mrs. King were taken into custody on Saturday after they removed their son from a hospital in Southampton, England to seek alternative treatment in Prague. The treatment, called proton beam therapy, is not available on the NHS.
The NHS now say they have “no objection” to Ashya receiving the treatment privately in Prague or in another destination.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he “welcomed the decision” for the Kings to be reunited with their son.
Update 9pm, September 2nd: Brett and Naghmeh King have tonight been released from prison. Their son Danny said, "All I can tell you that they're being released right now in Madrid without any charges... We're going to get them to Ashya as soon as possible."