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Father of missing eight-year-old from Bristol wanted on suspicion of child abduction

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo (left) and his father Rafael Jurado-Cabello (right) were reported missing earlier this month. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The case of a missing eight-year-old boy from Bristol who went missing with his father is now being treated as child abduction.

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo was reported missing by his mother, Karol Marmolejo, on 2 March.

Avon and Somerset Police say his father, Rafael Jurado-Cabello, failed to bring him home following a pre-arranged visit.

Angelo lives with his mother full-time in the Whitehall area of the city.

The 43-year-old Spanish national is now wanted on suspicion of child abduction. Police believe he may have taken Angelo abroad.

The 43-year-old Spanish national is in breach of a court order and is now wanted by police. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Karol Marmolejo said she and Angelo's elder brother David are "desperate" to have him home.

She said: "We miss the morning cuddles he asks for every day. Angelo will be missing his family, his friends and his school, and we are very worried about him".

Angelo often has a smile on his face, as he is a very lively person. He wants all the people who are next to him be having fun too.

– Karol Marmolejo

The eight-year-old is white with short wavy dark brown hair. He has dark brown eyes and is described as 4ft 4in tall.

His father, Rafael, is white with black hair and is between 5ft 6in and 5ft 7in.

Angelo was last seen wearing a zip-up fleece, dark trousers, red trainers and carrying a blue rucksack.

He is determined to become a football player one day, he trains every week with his team, and has become a very confident player.

– Karol Marmolejo

Angelo's mother said the family have "no information" about where he may be, and are urging anyone with information to get in touch with police.

Detective Inspector Matt Lloyd said: "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."

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.