Julian Cadman, a seven-year-old boy from Sydney who was separated from his mother in the wake of Thursday’s horrific terror attack on Barcelona, has been confirmed dead by Spanish authorities.
The Spanish missing persons bureau said Cadman’s family had confirmed the boy’s death. The bureau’s statement read:
Julian Cadman’s family has told us he is unfortunately one of the victims of the attack and has asked us to thank all the people who have spread the news.
In these very unjust, hard and painful moments, we accompany Julian’s family and friends. Rest in peace.
Once again we wish to reiterate our appreciation and involvement in your search.
Julian’s death was also confirmed by Catalonian emergency services.
Cadman, a British-Australian dual national, is the only Australian to have died in the attack, which killed 13 and injured at least 120 more. His mother, Jom, and another Sydney woman, Suria Intan, suffered serious injuries, after a man, believed to be Younes Abouyaaqoub, drove a van into a crowded pedestrian boulevard.
Two Victorian men, now known to be Robert Bogdanovski and Anthony Colombini, were also among those injured but have since been discharged from hospital.
Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged Australians to pray for the missing boy, as Julian’s father Andrew travelled from Sydney to look for him.
Julian and his mother were visiting Spain to attend a wedding due to take place on the weekend.
We send all our love and condolences to the grieving Cadman family. May Julian rest in peace.
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