Boy, 14, charged with murdering five-year-old

Boy, 14, charged with murdering five-year-old
The teenager appeared in Cardiff Magistrates Court today

A teenager has been charged with the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, whose body was found in a river in South Wales.

The 14-year-old boy, who has not been named due to his age, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court in South Wales speaking only to confirm his name.

District Judge Stephen Harmes told the defendant he would next appear at Cardiff Crown Court.

Logan – also known as Logan Williams – was found dead in Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend after police were called following reports of a missing child at 5.45am on 31 July.

He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where it was confirmed he had died.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea, said: “This is a very harrowing case for all involved and I extend my deepest sympathies to Logan’s family and friends.

“This remains an extensive and sensitive investigation by the Major Crime Investigation Team and I am grateful to the local community for its support and understanding while we have continued to gather evidence across several scenes.”

A provisional trial date for all 31 January next year with a time estimate of four weeks.

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