An epileptic boy whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow is in a life-threatening condition, his mother has said.
Twelve-year-old Billy Caldwell was taken by ambulance to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Friday after his epilepsy seizures “intensified”, according to a family statement.
A batch of the banned drug used to treat him was confiscated from his mother Charlotte Caldwell at Heathrow Airport, and she said the Home Office would be held accountable if he died.
Ms Caldwell said: “This is beyond cruelty. We’ve now reached the point where Billy is too ill to travel to get his medication, but his medication is stored minutes away from where we’re now living in London.