A 14-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murdєr of Logan Mwangi, a five-year-old boy discovered in the Bridgend River.
The 14-year-old boy, who has not been named due to his age, appeared in Cardiff Magistrates’ Court in South Wales, speaking only to confirm his identity. District Judge Stephen Harmes informed the defendant that he would appear in Cardiff Crown Court next. Logan, also known as Logan Williams, was discovered ďệäď in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend after ρσℓι¢є were called about a míssíng child.
John Cole, 39, of Sarn, Bridgend, has previously appeared in court on charges of Logan’s murdєr and pєrvєrting the course of justice. Angharad Williamson, 30, of Sarn, is also accused of pєrvєrting the course of justice. Judge Michael Fitton QC set a preliminary trial date of January 31, 2020. Logan is said to have suffered a shattered collarbone, a torn liver, and an internal injury to the back of his head. Logan was formally identified by his grandmother Claire Williamson at the start of the inquest in Pontypridd, according to coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt.
He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where his ďệäẗḧ was confirmed. “This is a very harrowing case for all involved,” said senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea. “I extend my deepest sympathies to Logan’s family and friends.” The Major Crime Investigation Team is still conducting an extensive and sensitive investigation, and I am grateful to the local community for its patience and understanding as we continue to gather evidence across several scenes.” A preliminary trial date of January next year has been set, with a time estimate of four weeks.
On August 2, a post-mortem examination was performed, but the determination of a provisional cause of ďệäẗḧ is pending further investigation. “I am satisfied it is necessary to open an inquest because there is reason to believe his ďệäẗḧ was violent or unnatural,” said äṩṩistant coroner Rachel Knight. In this case, I’ve seen correspondence from the CPS stating that people have appeared in criminal courts and that a trial date has been set.” Ms. Knight postponed the inquest until the criminal case was completed. She expressed her heartfelt sympathies to Logan’s family.
Logan is said to have suffered a shattered collarbone, a torn liver, and an internal injury to the back of his head. The major crime investigation team of South Wales Police is still looking into the ďệäẗḧ. Following his ďệäẗḧ, Logan’s family and friends remembered him as a “kind, funny, polite, handsome, and clever” young man. Flowers, tributes, toys, and tedďïệs were left in front of the ρσℓι¢є cordon by the river by people who did not know Logan.