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Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo: Appeal to find boy missing for three months

Angelo and his mum Karol Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Eight-year-old Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo has been missing from his home in Bristol for three months

The mother of an eight-year-old boy who has been missing for three months has begged for help to find him.

Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo disappeared when his father, Rafael Jurado-Cabello, did not return him home to Bristol after a pre-arranged visit on 2 March.

Police said Mr Jurado-Cabello, a Spanish national, is "wanted on suspicion of child abduction".

Karol Marmolejo made the new appeal to find Angelo saying: "Help me please I miss him every day."

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Image caption Eight-year-old Angelo Jurado-Marmolejo speaks Spanish and English

Angelo is described as 4ft 4ins (1.32m) tall. He has short wavy dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a zip-up fleece, dark trousers, red training shoes and carrying a blue rucksack.

Ms Marmolejo said the support she has received has helped "keep me very strong".

"It gives me the possibility to think we can find Angelo," she said.

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Image caption Rafael Jurado-Cabello is in breach of a court order and is wanted on suspicion of child abduction

Judge Nicholas Marston previously said Mr Jurado-Cabello had lost two family cases where he had tried to persuade the court that Angelo should live with him.

The UK Missing Persons Unit is co-ordinating international inquiries to find Angelo.

The Unit's Head Joe Apps said it was now a race against time, as after a year foreign courts tended to think it was "in the best interests of the child to stay where they are settled".

The left-behind parent then has to make arrangements to travel to see their child.

He said there were more than 2,000 cases like this in the UK a year, but only around 15 prosecutions.

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