A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona fear attack, Catalan police have verified.
Julian Cadman had been one of 13 people killed each time a van ploughed into crowds upon Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday night.
His mom Jom was injured and it has been understood she was in a serious yet stable condition in hospital.
Julian’s family said they might “remember his smiles and keep his memory dear to our hearts”.
“Julian was a favorite and adored member of our family, inch they said in a statement.
“As he was enjoying the particular sights of Barcelona with his mom, Julian was sadly taken from all of us.
“He was therefore energetic, funny and cheeky, at all times bringing a smile to our encounters.
“We are so fortunate to have had him in our life and will remember his smiles plus hold his memory dear to the hearts. ”
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They also thanked people who had helped in the search for the particular boy, saying: “Your kindness had been incredible during a difficult time. ”
Posting on Twitter, International Secretary Boris Johnson offered their sympathies to Julian’s family and mentioned: “His death is a tragedy. inch
Julian’s father and grandma travelled to Spain from Quotes following the attack.
The boy’s grandfather, Tony Cadman, made a public appeal right after Julian went missing, urging individuals to share his photograph on social networking, and revealing that his daughter-in-law was in hospital.
Based on his Facebook profile, Mr Cadman is from Gillingham in Dorset but lives in Sydney.
Julian had attended Chiddingstone Baby room, in Edenbridge, Kent, during their time living in the UK before he or she and his parents relocated to Quotes.
A Foreign Workplace spokesman said: “We are helping the family of an Australian-British child who had been killed in the Barcelona terrorist strike.
“His family members have our deepest sympathies with this very difficult time.
“Our staff are doing all they could to support them, working with our Aussie colleagues and the Spanish authorities. inch