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Today: Ashya King's doctors talk of public's reaction

April 10th, 2015

Episode 267 of 1273 episodes

Doctors and nurses who treated Ashya King, the five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents last year to undergo a new kind of cancer treatment, have spoken for the first time about the case. Staff at the hospital in Southampton were subjected to widespread public abuse after Ashya's parents were arrested and then imprisoned in Spain. Speaking exclusively to the BBC they said they still believed the parents were wrong to take him, and that the case has raised difficult questions for the NHS. Dr Peter Wilson is clinical director for the children’s hospital at Southampton General Hospital.