Search for vic­tims

The Daily Telegraph - - Front page - By Vic­to­ria Ward, Nicola Har­ley and Hay­ley Dixon

STROLLING through the heart of Barcelona with his mother in the late af­ter­noon sun, Ju­lian Cad­man was un­doubt­edly en­joy­ing the ad­ven­ture.

The seven-year-old, born in Tun­bridge Wells, Kent, had flown to Spain from Sydney with his mother, Ju­marie Cad­man, known as Jom, for her niece’s wed­ding. But their ex­cite­ment was shat­tered when the white van ca­reered down Las Ram­blas, crash­ing into scores of pedes­tri­ans.

Mrs Cad­man would later be found crit­i­cally in­jured and in an in­duced coma in hos­pi­tal, while Ju­lian, a “sweet and loving” boy who loved to dance, re­mained missing last night, feared to be among the 13 killed.

Five vic­tims were iden­ti­fied yes­ter­day: two Ital­ians, a Bel­gian mother and two Spa­niards aged 60 and 75.

As ap­peals for the missing be­gan trick­ling through, Ju­lian’s father, An­drew Cad­man, 42, ar­rived for work in Sydney at 6am lo­cal time and turned on the ra­dio, un­aware of the hor­ror that was about to un­fold.

The cabi­net maker lis­tened to the break­ing news of a ter­ror­ist at­tack and im­me­di­ately tried to call his wife.

Un­able to get through, he took the first avail­able flight to Barcelona. His boss, Scott Bow­man, said last night that Mr Cad­man was a “bloody mess”.

“I can’t com­pre­hend what he is go­ing through,” he said. “It is just the three of them, they are close.”

Mr Bow­man told Sydney’s Daily Tele­graph: “He turned up for work this morn­ing and heard about the at­tack. He said ‘I better ring my wife’. He couldn’t get her. He started to get some sort of news … they had found his wife in hos­pi­tal at 8.30 this morn­ing, but they don’t know where Ju­lian is … we still don’t know.”

He said Mrs Cad­man, who is from the Philip­pines, had mul­ti­ple frac­tures “ev­ery­where” with se­vere in­juries to her arms, legs and face, sus­pected spinal in­juries and in­ter­nal dam­age.

It is un­clear if medics at the Vall d’he­bron Hos­pi­tal have been able to inform her that her son is missing.

Ju­lian’s fam­ily, both in Aus­tralia and the UK, made ur­gent ap­peals for in­for­ma­tion, re­leas­ing his pho­to­graph and im­plor­ing peo­ple to look out for him.

The young boy had lived in the UK for four years, at­tend­ing Chid­ding­stone Nurs­ery, set in a cas­tle in the coun­try­side, be­fore the fam­ily of three moved to Aus­tralia three years ago.

They re­turn to the UK once a year to visit Mrs Cad­man’s older sis­ter, Ju­dith, whose daugh­ter Jus­tine’s wed­ding the pair were at­tend­ing in Barcelona. Ju­lian’s pa­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Tony Cad­man, orig­i­nally from Gilling­ham, had em­i­grated to Sydney decades ear­lier. Norma Canaveral, a close fam­ily friend known to Ju­lian as “granny”, said: “We are so wor­ried. I am just wait­ing for news, hop­ing for good news.”

The 66-year-old, from east Lon­don, added: “I don’t know what to say. All we can do is wait.” Mrs Canaveral’s daugh­ter, Norie Brown, added: “Ju­lian’s a re­ally sweet boy. He loves to dance, he’s a lovely, bub­bly boy.”

More than 100 peo­ple were killed or in­jured in Thurs­day’s atroc­ity, from 34 coun­tries in­clud­ing China, Colom­bia, France, Ger­many, Hon­duras and Morocco, a tes­ta­ment to the global al­lure of the Span­ish city.

Luca Rosso’s fi­ancée, Lu­cia, said they had been walk­ing to­gether when the van came right up be­hind them. The 25-year-old Ital­ian’s body was “swept away” by the ve­hi­cle, she said.

Ital­ian Bruno Gu­lotta, 35, was on hol­i­day with his wife Martina and two chil­dren when he was crushed as he walked hand in hand with his fiveyear-old son. He is said to have died as he knelt down to shield the lit­tle boy.

Mrs Gu­lotta was walk­ing be­hind the pair car­ry­ing their seven-month-old daugh­ter, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, and man­aged to pull their son to safety just in the nick of time.

Elke Van­bock­ri­jck, 44, a Bel­gian bank worker, was on hol­i­day with her hus­band and two sons, 11 and 14, when she was killed.

The youngest vic­tim is thought to be a three-year-old girl who died shortly after be­ing taken to hos­pi­tal.

Others killed in­clude three Ger­mans, an Amer­i­can and a Por­tuguese 74-year-old.

A 61-year-old Span­ish woman was killed when ter­ror­ists ploughed an Audi A3 into crowds on the seafront in Cam­brils. Last night the fam­ily of US con­struc­tion worker Jared Tucker, 42, who had been cel­e­brat­ing his first wed- ding an­niver­sary, said he had died in the van at­tack.

Clock­wise from top left, Ju­lian Cad­man is missing, while Bruno Gu­lotta, Elke Van­bock­ri­jck and Luca Russo were killed

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