4 Sep, 2014 @ 10:00
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Mother makes desperate plea to reunite children split between Wales and Spain

jennifer jones

AN upset mum has made a desperate plea for help to find two of her children who live in Spain.

Jennifer Jones, 48, is trying to find the youngest of her five children by father Tomas Palacin Cambra, a Spanish military officer, who she has not seen for two years.

“The siblings have not seen each other since October 2012, something has gone very very wrong,” she told the Olive Press.

“My children all need to see and speak to each other.”

The marriage collapsed after 12 years in 2008, during which they happily raised dual-nationality children in both Wales and Spain.

Spanish courts granted her former husband custody of the five children to live in Mallorca in 2008.

But teacher Jones caused a media storm when she ‘abducted’ four of her five children in October 2012 on the day she was due to return them to him, following their holiday with her.

She then went into hiding with them, but was brought before the High Court, in Spain, for breaching an order to return the children, with a jail sentence at stake.

However, after coming forward Jones was let off without a jail sentence, and now lives in south Wales with two of her children, Jessica and Tomas, who pleaded to stay.

In a poignant appeal, Jessica, then 15, told the court she would ‘top herself’ if forced to return to Spain.

But the two youngest, David and Eva, and the oldest Sara, live with their father somewhere in Mallorca with no contact to their mother.

Last week, as youngest child David celebrated his 10th birthday in Spain, Jones contacted the Olive Press to try to make contact with and reunite all her children.

“I am their mother and we need to have contact, I don’t even know where they are at the moment,” she said.

“I am told the father is on holiday somewhere in Spain with my eldest daughter, who is 18, and I believe the others are with relatives.”

If you have any information on their whereabouts contact newsdesk@theolivepress.es

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