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Bristol boy missing for nine months found in Spain

A boy from Bristol who'd been missing for almost 9 months has been found in Spain and reunited with his Mum.

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo, who is nine, was found by authorities at Madrid Airport on Saturday after getting off a flight from Mexico with his father Rafael Jurado-Cabello.

He'd been missing since his father didn't return him back to his mother following a pre-arranged visit on 2nd March. 

Mr Jurado-Cabello, who was wanted on suspicion of child abduction, has been detained under the terms of a European Arrest Warrant.

It all follows an investigation by Avon and Somerset Police with support from the National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, and the authorities in Spain.

Angelo’s mother Karol Marmolejo said: “This is the best Christmas present of our lives."

"I really appreciate all the support we’ve received during this very difficult time, including all the help from the public.

“Angelo has been through a traumatic experience so my overwhelming priority is to focus on his welfare.

“I’d be extremely grateful if our family could be given the space and privacy to focus on Angelo.”

DI Matthew Lloyd said: “Everyone at Avon and Somerset Police is delighted Angelo has been found safe and well and we’ll continue supporting his family back in Bristol."

"I’d like to thank all the agencies who’ve worked closely with us to achieve this happy conclusion.

“We’ll now liaise with the Spanish authorities and the National Crime Agency to arrange the return of Mr Jurado-Cabello to the UK.”

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