Cancer boy Neon Roberts found in Sussex

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A seven-year-old boy in need of urgent medical attention has been found in East Grinstead.

Neon Roberts, seven, was found by Sussex Police officers after going missing from Tiverton, Devon, on Monday.

He had recently had undergone surgery for a brain tumour and doctors treating him said he is now in need of urgent medical attention.

It is believed Neon’s mother Sally Roberts, also known as Sally Leese, is opposed to further treatment to Neon and has disappeared with him as a result.

Today Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The high risk missing person, Neon Roberts, has been located by police officers in Sussex. Emergency protection care has been put in place and Neon’s welfare will be considered in the High Court.”

Previously Assistant Chief Constable Chris Boarland said: “Neon is seriously ill and we have huge concern for his welfare.

“He is currently subject to a Family Court order and I would ask his mother to think about her son’s welfare and contact police and medical services as soon as possible.

“Neon needs urgent medical attention and his well being along with his mother is our prime concern.”

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8:25am Thu 6 Dec 12

mimseycal says...

Glad the boy has been found. I am sorry for the mother. She must be feeling very confused and worried about her boy to take such a drastic step. I hope that the powers that be deal sensitively with her.

Brain tumours are unpredictable however it is possible to live a perfectly normal life with the right treatment which, admittedly, will be life long. But when you are first confronted with the fact that a person you care deeply about has been diagnosed you are literally thrown in the extremely deep end of a very murky pool.
Glad the boy has been found. I am sorry for the mother. She must be feeling very confused and worried about her boy to take such a drastic step. I hope that the powers that be deal sensitively with her. Brain tumours are unpredictable however it is possible to live a perfectly normal life with the right treatment which, admittedly, will be life long. But when you are first confronted with the fact that a person you care deeply about has been diagnosed you are literally thrown in the extremely deep end of a very murky pool. mimseycal
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9:15am Thu 6 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

Maybe our caring NHS want to place him on the LPW.

Sounds like something has gone horribly wrong with the communication here and I truly hope a caring mother is not vilified by faceless bureaucrats
Maybe our caring NHS want to place him on the LPW. Sounds like something has gone horribly wrong with the communication here and I truly hope a caring mother is not vilified by faceless bureaucrats Hove Actually
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10:46am Thu 6 Dec 12

FC says...

The mother needs to be sectioned, not sympathised with. Homeopathy instead of REAL medicine? I don't think so, nutjob.
The mother needs to be sectioned, not sympathised with. Homeopathy instead of REAL medicine? I don't think so, nutjob. FC
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10:56am Thu 6 Dec 12

Crystal Ball says...

The health and welfare of the young lad should be paramount to all. He has his life ahead of him and should be given as much chance to live it as is possible.
The health and welfare of the young lad should be paramount to all. He has his life ahead of him and should be given as much chance to live it as is possible. Crystal Ball
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12:32pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roundbill says...

FC wrote:
The mother needs to be sectioned, not sympathised with. Homeopathy instead of REAL medicine? I don't think so, nutjob.
And you were expecting someone who called their child "Neon" to be sane?
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: The mother needs to be sectioned, not sympathised with. Homeopathy instead of REAL medicine? I don't think so, nutjob.[/p][/quote]And you were expecting someone who called their child "Neon" to be sane? Roundbill
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