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Boy, 5, Named as Logan Mwangi in the Bridgend river murder case.

A 5-year-old boy who was found dead in the river Ogmore River in Bridgend has been named as Logan Mwangi.



Logan Mwangi murder in Bridgend
A 39 year old man, a 30 year old woman and a 13 year old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder

5 year old, Logan Mwangi's body was found in the Ogmore River in Bridgend in the early hours of Saturday morning, details of how the body was found are yet to be confirmed.


A representative from South Wales Police confirmed that a 39-year-old man, a 30-year old woman and a 13-year-old boy had been arrested on the suspicion of the child's murder and remain in custody.


Tributes quickly started to pour in for Logan who was known to friends and family as "kind, funny, police, handsome and clever"


The police stated that they were "not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident".


Logan's body was discovered close to Pandy Park following on from reports of concerns for the missing 5-year-old in the Sarn area of Bridgend on Saturday morning.


Upon the discovery of Logan, who was also known as Logan Williamson, he was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend where it was unfortunately later confirmed that he had died.



Logan Williamson murder
Floral tributes, toys and pictures have been placed where his body was discovered

Logan Mwangi murder enquiry
A heart wrenching note that was left at the scene

Locals who live in the area of the gruesome discovery have spoken of their shock at poor Logan's death. "It's just devastating," said Jasmine Tapner. "I only live up the road and it's and it's so close to home. It made me never want to let my children out of my sight because I just didn't want anything to happen to them. Everyone is in mourning." She said Logan was a "loving boy, always chatty, smiley when you walked past the house".


Ian Tapner added: "It's such a sad loss of a young lad - he had a bright future ahead of him. Such a loving lad, a kind lad. The community's in shock."



Logan murder investigation
A Police cordon in place over the River Ogmore in Bridgend

Chief Insp Geraint White who is overseeing the investigation said: "This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life."

"We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch with police." "We would ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as this is an active investigation."

"If you have any information that can help, please report this to us." "Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can."


He added, "regular contact" had been made with the boy's family, who were being supported by specialist trained officers.

"The local neighbourhood police team will continue to support and speak to residents in the area, and I encourage people to talk to them if they have any concerns.

"We recognise there are a lot of people in the local community who would like answers about what happened to him."



Police investigating river Ogmore murder
Police are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward


Huw David, leader of Bridgend council, said: "People throughout Bridgend county borough have been devastated by this shocking news.

"The tragic death of this young child has saddened us all, but Sarn remains a very close, tight-knit community and residents are looking out for one another even as they offer South Wales Police full support in their ongoing investigations."


We will release further information as it becomes known to us.