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Schoolboy, 14, charged with the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, from Bridgend

Boy, 14, is charged with murder of five-year-old boy who was found dead in river with internal head injury and broken collarbone

  • Police announced they had charged a boy, 14, with Logan Mwangi’s murder
  • Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has also been accused of killing the boy, five
  • Mother Angharad Williamson, 30, charged with perverting the course of justice


A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, from Bridgend, South Wales Police have said.

The schoolboy, who has not been named by police because of his age – is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court later, South Wales Police said.

Logan – also known as Logan Williams – was found dead in Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend after police were called to a report of a missing child at 5.45am on Saturday July 31.

He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital in the town, where it was confirmed that he had died.

Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has also been accused of murder after he was found with a string of injuries.

Cole, Logan’s mother Angharad Williamson, 30, and another boy were also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Logan – also known as Logan Williams – was found dead in Ogmore River in Bridgend

Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has also been accused of murder after he was found with a string of injuries. Cole, Logan’s mother Angharad Williamson, 30, and another boy were also been charged with perverting the course of justice

Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has also been accused of murder after he was found with a string of injuries. Cole, Logan’s mother Angharad Williamson, 30, and another boy were also been charged with perverting the course of justice

A police diver surfaces in the bank of river Ogmore in Lower Llansantffraid near Bridgend during the investigation

A police diver surfaces in the bank of river Ogmore in Lower Llansantffraid near Bridgend during the investigation

A spokesman for South Wales Police told MailOnline: ‘Detectives investigating the death of five-year old Logan Mwangi from Sarn, Bridgend have charged a 14 year-old boy with murder.

‘He will appear before Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning.’    

An inquest opening heard Logan was discovered in the River Ogmore, in Sarn, Bridgend on July 31.

Coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt told the Pontypridd hearing Logan had been formally identified by his grandmother Claire Williamson.

Pictured here are police and forensics on the scene of the murder after Logan was found

Pictured here are police and forensics on the scene of the murder after Logan was found

A post-mortem examination was carried out but a provisional cause of death was pending further investigation.

Assistant South Wales Coroner Rachel Knight said: ‘I am satisfied it’s necessary to open an inquest as there is reason to expect his death maybe violent or unnatural.

‘I have seen correspondence from the CPS in this case which says people have appeared in criminal courts and a trial date has been set.’

Cole, Williamson and the youth are set to face a four-week trial next year to decide on their part in the tragic death of ‘cheeky boy’ Logan.

A court previously heard the youngster suffered ‘extreme pain’ in an attack before he was found following a search.

A provisional trial date for all three was set for January 31 next year with a time estimate of four weeks.

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