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Ashya King's Czech clinic test before proton treatment

By Hayden Smith

Ashya King has been undergoing his first tests at a Czech clinic as doctors prepare him for proton treatment.

The five-year-old brain tumour patient has been admitted to the Proton Therapy Centre Czech (PTC) in Prague.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said he would be undergoing his first MRI examination and a special mask was being prepared for his head.

"This will be used for fixing him in the same position during the treatment every day," she said.

On Monday, Ashya arrived in the Czech Republic after a protracted legal battle over his care that saw his parents arrested in Spain and separated from him for several days. Brett and Naghmeh King triggered an international police pursuit when they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital on August 28.

Speaking after arriving in Prague, Mr King said they were "just so happy to be here".

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