Judge orders immediate release from Spanish jail of ill British boy's parents

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 02, 2014 3:17 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the parents of a seriously ill British boy from a Madrid jail, a court source said.

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said earlier it would withdraw the European arrest warrant for Naghemeh and Brett King, parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumor.

They were separated from their son on Saturday, following a two-day cross-border manhunt initiated after they ignored medical advice and removed him from a hospital in Southampton, southern England, and took him to Spain.

(Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Angus MacSwan)