Family of epileptic boy, 5, suffering hundreds of fits a day moving to Netherlands to treat him with cannabis

The family of an epileptic boy who suffers hundreds of seizures a day are quitting the UK to move to the Netherlands so they can legally treat him with medical cannabis .

The parents of five-year-old Alfie Dingley - who is believed to be one of only five boys in the world with his rare form of epilepsy - say the UK's drug laws are "absurd".

Hannah Deacon and Drew Dingley want to treat the hard-to-control seizures with medical cannabis oil, but could be jailed if they do so in their Warwickshire home.

Hannah, who previously worked in the travel industry but is now her son’s full-time carer, said his life is very different to a healthy child of his age.

Hannah said: “Alfie is deeply affected by the drugs he is given.

Alfie's family are saving to move across...

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