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Originally published September 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM | Page modified September 2, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.


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LONDON —

U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.

Clegg told the BBC on Tuesday that his heart goes out to Brett and Naghemeh King.

The couple took their son, Ashya, out of Southampton General Hospital last week and traveled to Spain, where they planned to sell a property they own to pay for proton beam radiation therapy. The couple was arrested on a British warrant, and they are fighting extradition.

Clegg says as far as he can make out, the family was trying to do the best it could for Ashya.



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