Two adults and 13-year-old boy charged after 5-year-old found dead in river 1 year ago

Two adults and 13-year-old boy charged after 5-year-old found dead in river

The young boy was reported missing from his home on Saturday.

Two adults and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested after a 5-year-old boy was found dead in South Wales last week.

The body of Logan Mwangi was discovered in Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend, South Wales on Saturday, July 31.

39-year-old John Cole has been charged with the murder of the young boy.

30-year-old Angharad Williamson and a 13-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also arrested by police. It is believed they were charged with perverting the course of justice.

All three will appear before court today.

Young Logan's body was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigating officers described the young boy's death as harrowing.

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Logan was reported missing at 5.45 am on Saturday. It is believed his family home was a stone's throw away from the river where he was later discovered.

“This is a very harrowing case for all involved and I extend my deepest sympathies to Logan’s family and friends. This remains an extensive and sensitive investigation by the Major Crime Investigation Team and I am grateful to the local community for its support and understanding while we have continued to gather evidence across several scenes," commented Detective Chief Inspector Mark O'Shea.

"Legal proceedings are now underway and I want to remind everyone to avoid speculation which may prejudice this investigation," he added.

He has urged anyone with information to come forward.

Feature Image via Heart News Wales.