1. ITV Report

Mother begs for safe return of son before his birthday this Sunday

The mother of a missing eight-year-old boy has pleaded with his father and suspected abductor, to return him home safely.

It's been a month since Karol Marmolejo Casas has seen her son Angelo, who will turn nine on Sunday. They had plans for a birthday party, which his mother still hopes he will be back for.

It is believed Angelo is with his father who failed to return him home after a pre-arranged visit. Credit: Family photograph

Angelo lives with his mother in Bristol and was reported missing on 2 March after his father Rafael Jurado-Cabello, failed to bring him home following a pre-arranged visit.

Karol Marmolejo Casas hasn't seen her son for a month. Credit: ITV News

After one month it's very sad to know that he could disappear so easily and we don't know where he can be.

He would say, "where is my mum? Where is my brother?" so I think he will come back to me, come back to us, one day. Trying to find now something that give you a light to find him.

– Karol Marmolejo

Avon and Somerset Police say they are now treating Angelo’s disappearance as a suspected child abduction. Detective Inspector Matt Lloyd says it is believed Rafael may have taken his son abroad.

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

Mr Jurado-Cabello in is breach of a court order put in place to protect Angelo's welfare. Police are working to locate the pair and have issued the following descriptions:

  • Angelo has short wavy dark brown hair
  • dark brown eyes
  • is around 4ft 4in tall
  • Rafael is a 43-year-old Spanish national
  • has black hair
  • is between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins