Cancer patient Ashya King, six, whose parents were arrested for taking him abroad for pioneering treatment is back in the UK after being given the all clear

Ashya King, the six-year-old cancer sufferer whose disappearance from a Southampton hospital last year sparked an international manhunt, has been brought back to live in the UK.

After being declared cancer-free in March, Ashya flew into Gatwick Airport with his family yesterday.

He said: ‘We are coming home to live and I am excited to be back. I want to see my grandma.’

His parents, Brett and Naghmeh King, 52 and 46, have returned after receiving assurances they face no legal action for taking him to Spain without his doctor’s consent.

They had previously been too scared to return home in case social services took Ashya from them.

Mr King, 52, told the Sun: ‘Ashya is so glad to be back. The whole family’s relieved to be back where we belong — this is our home.

‘Now we just want to carry on with life and continue to do what is best for Ashya.’