Australian Boy's Family Killed in Barcelona: 'Julian Was Sadly Taken From Us'

British tourists have been urged to'stay inside after keep away from the centre of Barcelona following reports of a terror attack

British tourists have been urged to'stay inside after keep away from the centre of Barcelona following reports of a terror attack

The seven-year-old, a dual British-Australian national, became separated from his mother in the massacre on Las Ramblas.

The 35-year-old Italian was on holiday in Barcelona with his partner and two children when the attackers struck, according to an account given to La Repubblica. The boy was reportedly enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother when the incident took place.

Julian's father Andrew Cadman spoke to his son just hours before the attack, and is now travelling to Spain to search for him.

Andre Cadman, the boy's father, traveled to Barcelona from Sydney after learning his son was missing and to care for his injured wife in the wake of the rampage.

El País reported on Saturday that Julian Alessandro Cadman had been located in hospital.

Earlier reports reports in the Spanish media that the boy had been found alive in hospital turned out to be incorrect.

"He was so energetic, amusing and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces", the statement read.

"In these so unjust, hard and painful moments we share in the feeling of the relatives and friends of Julian".

"We remain in close contact with the family who has requested privacy at this hard and harrowing time", Bishop said.

Australian boy Julian Cadman, 7, was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, his family and Spanish officials have confirmed.

The police said at the time that victims' families had "communicative priority" for new information.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sent his condolences to Cadman's family on Twitter.

Four Spaniards also died in the attack, as did two Italians, two Portuguese, one Belgian, one USA citizen and a Canadian, emergency services and authorities from those countries have confirmed so far. His family have our deepest sympathies at this very hard time.

"Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family", Julian's family said in a statement.

The day after the attack, far-right activists clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist protesters during a march through the streets of Barcelona.

A Hillsong Church spokesperson told AAP its church in Barcelona is supporting her and her family.

"But we must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it, ridding the internet of poisonous material and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need".

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