Police have charged two adults and a 13-year-old boy in the death of 5-year-old Logan Mwangi, who was found dead in a river in South Wales last week.
South Wales Police said 39-year-old John Cole, of Saran, Bridgend, has been charged with murder.
Cole, 30-year-old Angard Williamson, who also belongs to Saran, and a 13-year-old boy, whose name cannot be named because of his age, have been jointly charged with subverting the course of justice.
Police said the trio have been remanded in custody and will appear in Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Logan’s body was found in the Ogmore River near Pondy Park in Bridgend on Saturday after police were called on a missing child report.
He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where his death was confirmed.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea said: “This is a very painful matter for all involved and I extend my deepest condolences to Logan’s family and friends.
“This remains a comprehensive and sensitive investigation by the premier crime investigation team and I am grateful for the support and understanding of the local community while we continue to gather evidence across multiple scenes.
“We continue to appeal to the principal crime investigation team for any information regarding the incident.”
Family friends have paid tribute to Logan, whom they described as “kind, funny, polite, handsome and clever” on social media.
On Sunday and Monday, people came to plant flowers, tributes, toys and teddy in front of the police cordon on the banks of the river.
Many of those who came to pay tribute said they did not know Logan or his family, but traveled to the area upon hearing the news of his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police mipp.police.uk.
Alternatively, they can call on 101 citing the reference number 2100268674.
by John Beasley
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times