Logan Mwangi: Boy, 14, accused of murdering five-year-old found dead in river appears in court

Logan Mwangi was found dead in the River Ogmore on 31 July

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a five-year-old body whose body was discovered in a river in South Wales.

Logan Mwangi, also known as Logan Williamson, from Bridgend, was found in the River Ogmore on 31 July.

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The teenager, from Sarn in Bridgend County, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared in front of District Judge Stephen Harmes at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (21 October).

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

A man, 39-year-old John Cole, of Sarn, Bridgend, has previously appeared in court charged with Logan’s murder and perverting the course of justice.

Angharad Williamson, 30, of Sarn, has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Judge Michael Fitton QC set a provisional trial date of January 31 2022.

The teenager, who was 13 at the time of the last hearing, was remanded into care of the local authority.

Logan was found dead after police were called to reports of a missing child at 5.45am.

He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where he was confirmed to have died.

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

At the inquest opening in Pontypridd, coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt said Logan had been formally identified by his grandmother Claire Williamson.

She told the hearing that a post-mortem examination had been carried out but further investigation was needed before a cause of death was announced.

South Wales Police major crime investigation team is carrying out the ongoing inquiries into the death.

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