The stepdad of a five-year-old boy found dead in a river has been charged with his murder.
Logan Mwangi’s mum has been charged with perverting the course of justice, along with a 13-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons.
John Cole, 39, has been charged murdering Logan, also known as Logan Williamson, South Wales Police said last night.
Logan’s mum Angharad Williamson, who gave birth to a second son in February last year, reportedly became engaged Jay Cole, her partner, less than 10 weeks ago.
The couple were planning their wedding for next year with Logan expected to have been a pageboy, according to neighbours in Bridgend.
Police have said the pair, along with a 13-year-old boy, have been remanded in custody and will appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.
Logan Mwangi, also known as Logan Williamson was reported missing from his home in Sarn, South Wales, around 5.45am on Saturday. Neighbours heard his mother desperately shouting, “the back door was open”.
His body was found later that day in the nearby River Ogmore and the little boy was rushed to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where it was confirmed he had died.
Neighbours said detectives had seized video from the family’s doorbell camera.
A local man said: “One of our neighbours said that the mum had a camera fitted on her doorbell. The police took the doorbell.”
Police divers spent several days searching the waters of the Ogmore River after Logan’s death.