Hampshire Police have launched a major investigation to urgently find five-year-old Ashya King.
He was taken without consent from #Southampton General Hospital yesterday afternoon by his parents
Ashya has a brain tumor and without treatment there are serious concerns for his welfare. He is likely to be in a wheelchair or buggy, he cannot communicate verbally and is immobile.
Ashya was removed from the hospital by his parents, 51-year-old Brett King and 45-year-old Naghemeh King, at approximately 2pm on Thursday, August 28. The family have a home address in Havelock Road, Southsea, Portsmouth.
We have confirmation that Ashya, his parents and six siblings boarded a continental ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg at 4pm on Thursday, August 28. The ship arrived in France at 8pm French time.
The family are travelling in a grey coloured Hyundai I800 Style CRDI, registration KP60 HWK.
Information suggests that the family are still in France.
Hampshire Police are working with their counterparts in France to activate their emergency child rescue alert procedures to locate the family as soon as possible.
If Ashya is not located today there are serious concerns for his life. He is receiving constant medical care within the UK due to recent surgery and ongoing medical issues. Without this specialist 24 hour care Ashya is at risk of additional health complications which place him at substantial risk.