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First Minister: Wales stands with Spain

First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales stands by Spain after yesterday's "truly horrifying" terrorist attacks.

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Barcelona is a proud and beautiful city which welcomes international visitors with open arms, including many from Wales, and of course we also enjoy an air link with the city through Cardiff Airport.

I would urge anyone visiting the area at the moment to keep following the advice of the local authorities and to check the Foreign Office twitter feed and website for further updates.

Wales and Catalunya of course also share many historical and cultural ties and I want to end by expressing my deepest sympathies on behalf of the people of Wales. We stand by your side at this difficult time.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones


Caerphilly man in Barcelona describes terror 'carnage'

A Caerphilly man who has just returned from Barcelona has told ITV News the aftermath of yesterday's terror attack was "carnage".

Joshua Bird was in the city for a birthday trip when he learnt the attack had taken place.

He was inside when it happened, but has told ITV News what he saw when he went outside.

Joshua landed at Cardiff Airport this morning and says although he felt nervous after the attack, he "loved" Barcelona and would not be put off going back.

Barcelona's Las Ramblas re-opens after attack

Barcelona's Las Ramblas promenade has been quietly reopened to the public.

Pedestrian were being allowed past police lines and back on the famous walkway on Friday morning following the horrific attack that saw a van plough into holidaymakers and locals, killing 13 people and wounding more than 100.

Yesterday holidaymakers from Wales told ITV News what they had seen and heard in the aftermath.

Police check a persons documents on Las Ramblas. Credit: AP

Barcelona is returning to its usual bustling self but the city centre is under tight surveillance, with armed police seen checking people's documents on Las Ramblas.

The street, which is nearly a mile long, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and is packed with cafes, restaurants, shops and stalls.

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