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‘Bring him back’ - tearful mum begs for return of son following suspected abduction

Karol Marmolejo speaks to the media outside Bristol County Court. Credit: ITV News West Country

A mother who lives in Bristol has made an emotional plea for her son’s safe return after he was allegedly abducted by his father.

Karol Marmolejo begged for her son Angelo to “come home” during a tearful statement she gave outside Bristol County Court.

The eight-year-old boy, who lives with his mother in the Whitehall area of the city, was reported missing on March 2.

He is believed to be with his father Rafael Jurado-Cabello, who failed to bring him home following a pre-arranged visit.

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo (left) and his father Rafael Cabello (right) have been reported missing. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police say they are now treating Angelo’s disappearance as a suspected child abduction.

Angelo has been retained since the March 2 and we are trying to find some new information.

We miss Angelo. He’s our life - there is no anything here without him.

We are very worried because I don’t know what’s happened with him, how is he and I am sure he is missing his mum, his brother.

So please, I need the most information you can give us for us to bring Angelo back because he’s missed three weeks and we don’t know anything about him.

– Karol Marmolejo, Angelo's mother
Karol outside Bristol County Court. Credit: ITV News West Country

Angelo is white, with short wavy dark brown hair. He has dark brown eyes and is around 4ft 4in tall.

His father, Rafael, is a 43-year-old Spanish national. He has black hair and is between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins.

Detective Inspector Matt Lloyd, of Avon and Somerset Police, said it is believed Rafael may have taken his son abroad.

Angelo pictured with his mum Karol. Credit: ITV News West Country

Our immediate priority is to locate Angelo and do all we can to ensure he is safely returned to his home in Bristol.

Mr Jurado-Cabello in is breach of a court order put in place to protect Angelo's welfare.

This will be an extremely unsettling experience for Angelo as he's been taken away from his family home, his primary school and his friends.

– DI Matt Lloyd

Officers are carrying out inquiries with the Spanish authorities and ask anyone who sees the father or son to call 999.

Any member of the public who has spoken to or been in contact with Rafael Jurado-Cabello since 2 March is also asked to contact police on 101.