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02nd Aug 2021

Three people arrested on suspicion of murder after five-year-old boy is pulled from river in Wales

Three people arrested on suspicion of murder of 5-year-old

Just before 6 am on Saturday morning the police in South Wales were called to a report of concern for a missing child in the Sarn area of Bridgend.

A short time later the boy was found in a nearby river, and taken to a local hospital where he was confirmed dead.

An investigation was launched straight away, with the South Wales police appealing for witnesses who were in the area to come forward with any information about the boy and how he could have ended up in the water.

“This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life,” said Chief Inspector Geraint White .

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch. We would ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as this is an active investigation. Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can.”

Yesterday, just 24 hours later, three people were held on suspicion of murder, with the Welsh police confirming the arrested are a 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, all from the local Bridgend area.

According to news outlets, the polices are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

In a statement released last night, South Wales Police said:

“We can confirm that following reports of concerns for a missing five-year-old boy in #Sarn #Bridgend and the subsequent finding of the body in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park, three people have been arrested.

A 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. We are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.”