Friday, 18 August 2017

SPAIN ATTACKS: Seven-year-old Australian missing after being separated from mother

It has been confirmed that Sydney woman Jom Cadman is in a serious condition in a Barcelona hospital, after being involved in the attack on pedestrians in Las Ramblas. 

 


Her seven-year-old son, Julian Cadman, is missing after having been separated from his mother during the incident. Seven-year-old Julian Cadman is missing. 

The boy’s distraught father, Andrew Cadman, has told the ABC that he had spoken to the pair only several hours before the attack. Ms Cadman and her son had travelled to Barcelona to attend her  niece’s wedding.

Here's a recap of an eventful day:

  • 13 people are dead and about 100 more injured after a van mounted the kerb at Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist strip
  • Foreign Minister says one Australian unaccounted for. Two women from NSW in hospital in serious condition, and two men from Victoria treated in hospital and discharged
  • One Sydney woman, Jom Cadman, in serious condition in Barcelona hospital. Her seven-year-old son Julian is missing.
  • Two men arrested in relation to incident, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, but police say neither was the driver of the vehicle
  • The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Death toll expected to rise, official says
  • Five killed in firefight in coastal town of Cambrils, two hours' drive from Barcelona. Police say attackers were carrying bomb belts
  • Police say those killed in Cambrils were perpetrators of terrorist attack in that town linked to Barcelona van attack

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