Boy, 14, is charged with homicide of five-year-old boy who was discovered lifeless in river with inner head harm and damaged collarbone

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the homicide of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, from Bridgend, South Wales Police have stated.

The schoolboy, who has not been named by police due to his age – is because of seem at Cardiff Magistrates’ Courtroom later, South Wales Police stated.

Logan – often known as Logan Williams – was discovered lifeless in Ogmore River close to Pandy Park in Bridgend after police have been referred to as to a report of a lacking baby at 5.45am on Saturday July 31.

He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital within the city, the place it was confirmed that he had died.

Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has additionally been accused of homicide after he was discovered with a string of accidents.

Cole, Logan’s mom Angharad Williamson, 30, and one other boy have been additionally been charged with perverting the course of justice.

An inquest opening heard Logan was found within the River Ogmore, in Sarn, Bridgend on July 31.

Coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt advised the Pontypridd listening to Logan had been formally recognized by his grandmother Claire Williamson.

A police diver surfaces in the bank of river Ogmore in Lower Llansantffraid near Bridgend

A police diver surfaces within the financial institution of river Ogmore in Decrease Llansantffraid close to Bridgend

A autopsy examination was carried out however a provisional reason for loss of life was pending additional investigation.

Assistant South Wales Coroner Rachel Knight stated: “I’m happy it’s essential to open an inquest as there may be purpose to count on his loss of life possibly violent or unnatural.

“I’ve seen correspondence from the CPS on this case which says individuals have appeared in felony courts and a trial date has been set.”

Cole, Williamson and the youth are set to face a four-week trial subsequent 12 months to determine on their half within the tragic loss of life of “cheeky boy” Logan.

A courtroom beforehand heard the teenager suffered “excessive ache” in an assault earlier than he was discovered following a search.

A provisional trial date for all three was set for January 31 subsequent 12 months with a time estimate of 4 weeks.