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'Developments' delay court ruling on Neon Roberts

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 10, 2012

Neon Roberts had a brain tumour

A High Court judge has said there had been "developments" in the condition of a seven-year-old boy at the centre of a legal dispute over cancer treatment.

Mr Justice Bodey had been due to make a ruling on whether Neon Roberts should undergo radiotherapy treatment, following surgery on a brain tumour, against the wishes of his mother Sally.

But he told a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London on Saturday that he was not delivering the ruling because of the developments.

Ms Roberts, 37,said after the hearing that she could not give more details.

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Mr Justice Bodey said Neon's case was being kept under review and a further hearing had been scheduled for December 18.

The case hit the headlines a few days ago when Ms Roberts, who was living in Tiverton, Devon, disappeared with Neon.

Both were found safe after a judge ordered a search.

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