Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was snatched from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested.
“Ashya King was found in a hotel 3km from de Velez Malaga (southern Spain) and was admitted to a hospital,” the National Police force wrote on its Twitter page.
“His parents have been arrested.”
British police also confirmed the missing family had been found.
“Ashya has been found,” said an update on the website of the Hampshire Constabulary.
“He is in Spain with his mum and dad.”
According to the statement, police were speaking with Ashya’s parents and the boy’s condition was being assessed.
“This is all we know at this time – but, he has been found,” it added.
“Thank you to everyone who has been incredible in helping us spread this appeal.”
Police earlier issued a European arrest warrant for Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, after they drove their son away from a hospital in Southampton in southern England on Thursday.
Interpol launched a missing persons alert following a request from British police, who led the search.