A nine-year-old boy from Bristol who has been missing since March has been located in Spain and reunited with his mother.
Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo was recovered by the Spanish authorities at Madrid airport on Saturday (30 November), 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 a European Arrest Warrant.
This outcome follows an investigation by Avon and Somerset Police with support from the National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, and the authorities in Spain.
Angelo’s mother Karol Marmolejo said: “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.”
DI Matthew Lloyd said: “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.”