A peititon of more than 125,000 signatures was presented at No. 10 Downing Street to reunite Ashya King and family

Sanjay Ganatra and Ethan Dallas deliver the petition to Downing Street.

Sanjay Ganatra and Ethan Dallas deliver the petition to Downing Street.

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CAMPAIGNERS this afternoon have begged the Prime Minister to reunite Ashya with his parents tonight.

Southampton man Sanjay Ganatra and Ethan Dallas marched on Downing Street this lunchtime to hand in their petition calling on David Cameron to take action to ensure Brett and Naghmeh King can be with their seriously-ill son.

And now Hampshire MEP Daniel Hannan has revealed he is working to get the CPS to drop its case against the Kings.

Since starting the petition Mr Ganatra and Mr Dallas have collected more than 125,000 signatures from around the world, backing their cause.

Daily Echo:

Speaking outside Number 10 Mr Ganatra, from Sholing, said: “Please please please Mr Cameron reunite them with Ashya, everything else can wait.

“He needs his parents and his parents need him.

“We are here to talk about reuniting the family together so that they can discuss medical care for Ashya in order to make sure Ashya is treated, he recovers and they are reunited and he can have the love he wants, yearns and deserves.”

He added that he appreciates the support their campaign has received from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this morning.

Meanwhile there will be a court hearing at 2.30pm today to review the order that made Ashya a ward of court.

Mr Hannan said he is working with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Hampshire police and the Spanish authorities to try and secure the immediate release of Ashya King’s parents.

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Hampshire MEP Daniel Hannan

He said: “I am talking to the CPS, the police and the Spanish authorities to try to secure the immediate release of Ashya King’s parents.

“They are very obviously victims of an injustice – and, I hope, a swiftly remediable injustice. They have committed no crime.

"Removing your child from a hospital is not an offence, and the only cruelty I can see in this case is the cruelty of leaving a five-year-old boy in a foreign hospital separated from his parents.

“The Spanish judicial authorities, with whom I have been in touch, have no discretion, because the Kings – my constituents – were subject to a European Arrest Warrant. The EAW allows no scope for flexibility, for common sense or for humanity."

Mr Hannan added: “It is for the UK authorities to withdraw the warrant. The heavy-handed way in which this case has been handled reflects badly on all concerned: the hospital, the police, the CPS and, for what it’s worth, the police and crime commissioner for Hampshire.

"We have seen British officialdom at its worst: authoritarian, self-righteous and blundering. A five-year-old child is paying the price.”

 

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1:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Donald2000 says...

I notice that Portsmouth City Council are rapidly backpeddling. Having asked for the issue of a High Court Order they have now realised the error of their ways. This is what happens when you rush to legal remedy. I hope Portsmouth City Council are now aware of the extreme folly of going to court to prevent decent parents trying to look after their child and do what is best for it.

Now the Leader of PCC has said that the child wants to be with its parents; maybe sir, you should have thought of that when you went to the High Court. Let's hope that the foolish actions of your authority and others have not led to the most serious consequences.
I notice that Portsmouth City Council are rapidly backpeddling. Having asked for the issue of a High Court Order they have now realised the error of their ways. This is what happens when you rush to legal remedy. I hope Portsmouth City Council are now aware of the extreme folly of going to court to prevent decent parents trying to look after their child and do what is best for it. Now the Leader of PCC has said that the child wants to be with its parents; maybe sir, you should have thought of that when you went to the High Court. Let's hope that the foolish actions of your authority and others have not led to the most serious consequences. Donald2000
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

southy says...

This is only 1 such petition there is more to come all the e-petitions sites have falling behind the parents of the child
This is only 1 such petition there is more to come all the e-petitions sites have falling behind the parents of the child southy
  • Score: -10

1:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Lordcem says...

The Prime Minister must act and act now. For this family to suffer in the way they are suffering should not continue for one moment longer. The incompetent Hampshire police who issued a phoney warrant must be investigated. False arrest and imprisonment must be viewed as a very grave matter and the people responsible should lose their jobs as they are obviously not fit to be in their positions. Not only have they treated this immediate family of the little boy but they have also caused a group of police officers to descend on the grandmother's home with a warrant. Again a warrant obtained by a false premise. Are we now living in a police state. I am beginning to think that! The tactics employed in this sad case were reminiscent of similar tactics used by the Gestapo in the forties.
The Prime Minister must act and act now. For this family to suffer in the way they are suffering should not continue for one moment longer. The incompetent Hampshire police who issued a phoney warrant must be investigated. False arrest and imprisonment must be viewed as a very grave matter and the people responsible should lose their jobs as they are obviously not fit to be in their positions. Not only have they treated this immediate family of the little boy but they have also caused a group of police officers to descend on the grandmother's home with a warrant. Again a warrant obtained by a false premise. Are we now living in a police state. I am beginning to think that! The tactics employed in this sad case were reminiscent of similar tactics used by the Gestapo in the forties. Lordcem
  • Score: 5

2:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

puppyfat says...

bloody pathetic this country is getting. We need real british people to run this country not bloody muppets ,i can understand the little boys parents not wanting to come back to this country. we are on a downhill slope. we need common sense in our government not molly coddled social workers who havn't a clue. and idiots in our government who are afraid to speak up for OUR people . get a grip government and stop these mad decisions because you are afraid. we are becoming the most pathetic country in the world, we allow our kids to be raped by foriegners and let them get away with it because of their colour how pathetic is that. the only thing these lovely parents done was to try and save their little boys life , AND ARE NOW LOCKED UP no justice for the good people here.
bloody pathetic this country is getting. We need real british people to run this country not bloody muppets ,i can understand the little boys parents not wanting to come back to this country. we are on a downhill slope. we need common sense in our government not molly coddled social workers who havn't a clue. and idiots in our government who are afraid to speak up for OUR people . get a grip government and stop these mad decisions because you are afraid. we are becoming the most pathetic country in the world, we allow our kids to be raped by foriegners and let them get away with it because of their colour how pathetic is that. the only thing these lovely parents done was to try and save their little boys life , AND ARE NOW LOCKED UP no justice for the good people here. puppyfat
  • Score: 4
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