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Parents of tumour boy held in Spain as sympathy grows

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A Spanish judge on Monday extended the detention of a British couple arrested for taking their seriously ill son out of a hospital in England without medical consent, as sympathy for their situation grew at home. 

Spanish police stand guard as a police van carrying the parents of cancer patient Ashya King, 5, arrives at the courthouse in Madrid on September 1, 2014

Brett and Naghemeh King sparked an international manhunt after removing five-year-old Ashya, who has a brain tumour, from hospital last week over their fears that he was not receiving the right care.

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