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Missing Bristol boy back with family after being located in Spain

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

A missing boy from Bristol who has been missing for more than half-a-year has been found in Spain and reunited with his mother.

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo was recovered by Spanish authorities at Madrid Airport at the weekend after he got off a flight from Mexico with his father, Rafael Jurado-Cabello.

Mr Jurado-Cabello, who was wanted on suspicion of child abduction, has been detained under the terms of an European arrest warrant.

Angelo (left) was recovered at Madrid Airport alongside his father, Rafael Jurado-Cabello (right). Credit: ITV News West Country

This outcome follows a heartfelt appeal from Angelo’s mother Karol Marmolejo, who pleaded for her son’s safe return on ITV News West Country earlier this year.

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.

– Karol Marmolejo, Angelo's mother

Angelo was first reported missing on March 2, after his father failed to bring him home following a pre-arranged visit.

An investigation was launched by Avon and Somerset Police, who suspected he might have been taken abroad.

Angelo's mother Karol pleaded for her son's safe return outside Bristol County Court. Credit: ITV News West Country

The force also worked with the National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service and the Spanish authorities in order to bring Angelo home.

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.

– DI Matthew Lloyd, Avon and Somerset Police