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Stepfather of Logan Mwangi, five, the boy found dead in a Welsh river over the weekend, who was charged with his murder tonight.
John Cole, 39, of Sarn, Bridgend, is expected to appear in court this morning on suspicion of committing the murder.
I’m at Cardiff Magistrates Court, where three people will appear in relation to the death of 5-year-old Logan Mwangi. John Cole of Sarn has been charged with murder. He’s also charged with perverting the course of justice, along with Angharad Williamson & a 13 year old. @ITVWales
— Hamish Auskerry (@hamishausk) August 5, 2021
Logan’s mother, Angharad Williamson, 30, from Sarn, and a 13-year-old boy were also jointly accused of violating the course of justice with Cole.
All three have been placed in pre-trial detention and will later appear before Cardiff Magistrates Court. The 13-year-old cannot be identified due to his age.
Williamson and Cole, also known as Jay Cole, had been in a relationship for about three years and got engaged in May, residents said this week.
Logan’s body was found Saturday in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend after police were called to report a missing child.
He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where his death was confirmed.
Chief Inspector of Chief Investigator Mark O’Shea said, “This is a very difficult case for everyone involved and I offer my condolences to Logan’s family and friends.
“This remains a thorough and sensitive investigation by the Major Crimes Investigation Team and I am grateful to the local community for their support and understanding as we continue to gather evidence in stages.
“Legal proceedings are underway and I would like to remind everyone to avoid speculation that could damage this investigation.
“We continue to call anyone with information on the incident to contact the major crime investigation team.”
Family friends said they received a call Saturday morning from Miss Williamson to say that Logan had been transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital in nearby Bridgend.
He reportedly collapsed when doctors told him Logan couldn’t save himself.
Family friends paid tribute online to the “kind, funny, polite, beautiful and smart” guy. Those who wanted to pay their respects were encouraged to place the teddy bears near a lamppost and walkway near the place where his body was found.
Many of those who came to pay their respects said they did not know Logan or his family, but went to the area after hearing the news of his death.
Logan was in a kindergarten class at Bridgend’s Brynmenyn Elementary School, where he was loved by students and staff.
Mother Lois Shepherd, 25, left behind a stuffed baby shark chosen by her four-year-old daughter Maisie-Rae. She said: “I am shocked and amazed, it is such a small community that everyone feels the pain of what happened.”
Messages left by the river include: “Fly high Logan, send love and kisses”, “Angel RIP” and “I think of you”.
A mother of two who drove three kilometers to the scene said crying: “I didn’t know the boy or his family, but I felt I had to come. It is so sad that I cannot understand what the family is going through.
Earlier this week it was reported that Williamson would marry her fiance Cole, a caretaker, the following year after their proposed marriage in May, and Logan was reportedly “more excited” about the wedding, where he was supposed to be. a square.
Logan and his family had recently returned from a holiday in Blackpool and had contracted Covid-19 during the trip.
Anyone with information should contact the South Wales Police via mipp.police.uk.