Concern for Ashya King 'grows with every passing hour' say police

Concern for Ashya 'grows with every passing hour'

Concern for Ashya 'grows with every passing hour'

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POLICE say concerns for Ashya are growing with each hour.

Hampshire Constabulary have also confirmed that medical experts have said the battery life on the machine administering his food is likely to have expired now.

Officers also said they have had one reported sighting of the King family, on the ferry to Cherbourg yesterday.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead said: "Ashya is still missing, and with each hour that passes our concern for him grows.

"Within the last hour, we have been told by medical experts that the battery life on the machine that administers his food is now likely to have expired. We don’t know whether the King family have any spares, the knowledge, or any way of recharging the battery. If they don’t, without properly administered food, Ashya’s condition will deteriorate very quickly.”

Chief Const Shead continued: "Our message remains the same: please help us find him. Please visit the Hampshire Police website or Hampshire Constabulary Facebook page and share the appeal and the photos of Ashya, his mum and dad Brett and Naghmeh, and the car that they were travelling in when they left for Cherbourg.

"We have had a good response to widespread media coverage, with people who know the King family calling in.

"So far, we have had one reported sighting of the family, which was on the ferry to France yesterday.

"There have been widespread media alerts across Europe, focussing on countries where the Kings had a known association; and in particular, we continue to work closely with French authorities.

"The last positive information we had placed them in France, but by now, we cannot be certain they have not moved on. Our enquiries are totally focussed on establishing where they are now. There is still time to find Ashya and make sure he gets the medical help he urgently needs, but we need the public’s help to do this.

"The registration of the grey people carrier that the King family are travelling in is KP60 HWK.

"If you see it, if you think you may have seen Brett, Naghmeh, Ashya and the six other children, please call us now on +441962 841534 or dial the European emergency number on 112 as soon as possible."

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6:59pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lillylooper says...

ok so they discharged him from hospital against doctors advice how long after that did police get involved ? managed to get to france on ferry (how long does that take 8 hours ?)
ok so they discharged him from hospital against doctors advice how long after that did police get involved ? managed to get to france on ferry (how long does that take 8 hours ?) lillylooper
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7:23pm Fri 29 Aug 14

House Sparrow says...

The police were not informed by the hospital that he was missing until 2035. This was after the ferry arrived in France.
The police were not informed by the hospital that he was missing until 2035. This was after the ferry arrived in France. House Sparrow
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8:23pm Fri 29 Aug 14

spud_124 says...

I can't see what the problem is, its the parents that need treatment for taking the poor boy out of hospital.knowing that boy will need medical attention.
I can't see what the problem is, its the parents that need treatment for taking the poor boy out of hospital.knowing that boy will need medical attention. spud_124
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8:30pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

I hope the family are found safe and sound and I hope the only reason they discharged him without doctors consent or advice is to take him to a better hospital to get all treatment he needs JW or not I hope they consent to it all x
I hope the family are found safe and sound and I hope the only reason they discharged him without doctors consent or advice is to take him to a better hospital to get all treatment he needs JW or not I hope they consent to it all x Kirsty666
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9:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

solomum says...

lillylooper wrote:
ok so they discharged him from hospital against doctors advice how long after that did police get involved ? managed to get to france on ferry (how long does that take 8 hours ?)
It is likely that the little boy was allowed out with his parents for a few hours and the hospital realised something was amiss when they failed to return him. I pray this has a good outcome.
[quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: ok so they discharged him from hospital against doctors advice how long after that did police get involved ? managed to get to france on ferry (how long does that take 8 hours ?)[/p][/quote]It is likely that the little boy was allowed out with his parents for a few hours and the hospital realised something was amiss when they failed to return him. I pray this has a good outcome. solomum
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2:12am Sat 30 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

This isn't something you expect to hear in real life but sadly, it's not just a tv fantasy scenario, I hope he's found soon and brought back to the Hospital to continue with his treatment.
This isn't something you expect to hear in real life but sadly, it's not just a tv fantasy scenario, I hope he's found soon and brought back to the Hospital to continue with his treatment. Ginger_cyclist
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8:13am Sat 30 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
I hope the family are found safe and sound and I hope the only reason they discharged him without doctors consent or advice is to take him to a better hospital to get all treatment he needs JW or not I hope they consent to it all x
Yes i hope the little boy is found safe. JW's would not take a child without the doctor's consent. The general hospital has all the necessary equipment to ensure the child has the best care, JW or not.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I hope the family are found safe and sound and I hope the only reason they discharged him without doctors consent or advice is to take him to a better hospital to get all treatment he needs JW or not I hope they consent to it all x[/p][/quote]Yes i hope the little boy is found safe. JW's would not take a child without the doctor's consent. The general hospital has all the necessary equipment to ensure the child has the best care, JW or not. excusemoi
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