Mum and boy, 14, in court charged with murdering Logan, 5, found dead in river

A MUM and teen have today appeared in court charged with murdering a five-year-old boy found dumped in a river in bin bags.

Logan Mwangi was left in "extreme pain and distress" after allegedly being attacked at his home in Bridgend, South Wales, in July.


He was reported missing but later pulled from the nearby Ogmore River wrapped in bin bags with multiple injuries including a torn liver and broken collarbone, it is said.

Logan also had head injuries and was allegedly found to have suffered "impacted pressure by an object, a foot or a fist".

His mum Angharad Williamson, 30, today appeared at Cardiff Magistrates' Court charged with murder.

She spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth during the short hearing.

The mum was remanded in custody to Eastwood Park prison to next appear at Cardiff Crown Court on October 25.

A 14-year-old boy, who legally can't be named, also appeared at court today charged with murdering Logan.

He was remanded into local authority care and will appear at the crown court later today.

Logan's stepdad John Coles, known as Jay, has been accused of murder and perverting the course of justice.

The youngster's body was taken to the river in plastic bin bags and his ripped t-shirt had been thrown away.

Neighbours heard someone screaming "where's Logan" after the alert was raised, it is said.

A post mortem was unable to establish a cause of death.

Locals said previously Angharad, who gave birth to a baby boy in February last year, and Coles – also known as Jay – had been together for around three years.

They got engaged in May and were planning to get married next year – with Logan "beyond excited" about being a page boy.

RIVER 'MURDER'

The family had recently returned from a trip to Blackpool but had to quarantine when they returned for two weeks after catching Covid.

Their last day of self-isolation was when the youngster – also known as Logan Williamson – was found dead.

A family friend said Angharad collapsed soon after arriving at hospital when doctors told her Logan could not be saved.

Tributes flooded in for Logan from his heartbroken classmates.

Parents of his reception class broke the news of Logan "going to see the angels in heaven".

One mum took her five-year-old daughter to the spot – with the little girl saying Logan was "good at playing hide and seek".

She said the children were all due to start at the nearby Tondu Primary School together in September.

The mum added: "She knows he loved hide and seek, Spiderman and his favourite colour was blue.

"He just seemed really happy and a good boy. He was in my daughter's class for two years I think and they would be going up to big school in September."



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