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A British-Australian Boy Has Been Confirmed As A Victim Of The Barcelona Terror Attack

Julian Cadman's family had appealed for information after he was apparently separated from his mother during the attack. On Sunday they said he was one of 13 victims.

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A British-Australian boy was among the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack, his family have confirmed.

Julian Cadman's family in the UK had appealed for information after he apparently became separated from his mother when she was wounded in the attack in Las Ramblas on Thursday.

On Sunday, in a statement released through the UK Foreign Office, his family said the 7-year-old dual national had died.

"Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family. As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us. He was so energetic, funny and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and will remember his smiles and hold his memory dear to our hearts," the statement said.

"We would like to thank all those who helped us in searching for Julian. Your kindness was incredible during a difficult time. We also acknowledge we are not the only family to be affected by the events, our prayers and thoughts are with all people affected.

"We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye."

Julian's mother is understood to be recovering in hospital in Barcelona.

The family said they will "not be making any further comments on this tragedy."

A Foreign Office spokesperson said they were assisting Julian's family. "His family have our deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. Our staff are doing all they can to support them, working with our Australian colleagues and the Spanish authorities."

I send my sincerest sympathies to the family of Julian Cadman and all those who loved him. His death is a tragedy

The FCO, our Australian colleagues &the Spanish authorities continue to do all we can to support his family at this deeply distressing time

Thirteen people died when a van drove into people in one of Barcelona's most popular tourist spots on Thursday.

On Friday a woman became the 14th victim after a linked attack in the nearby Catalonian town of Cambrils that was ended when police shot and killed five men.


Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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