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‘Murdered’ Logan, 5, was ‘so excited’ to be pageboy at mum and stepdad’s wedding as cops quiz 3 over river death

'TAKEN TOO SOON'

A TRAGIC five-year-old boy found dead in a river was "so excited" to be a pageboy at his mum and stepdad's wedding.

Little Logan Mwangi was discovered in the Ogmore River after being reported missing from his home in Bridgend, South Wales, on Saturday.

Police confirmed a 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Logan's mum Angharad Williamson and her fiance Jay Cole got engaged in May and were planning to get married next year.

The youngster was said to be "beyond excited" about being a part of his mum's big day and was going to be a page boy.

One neighbour said today: "I think they were planning on getting married next year but they wanted to get the kids involved.

"Logan was beyond excited - he was also so smiley. He didn't really know what a pageboy was - only that it meant getting dressed up.

"No one really knows what has gone inside that house but it's a huge shock to everyone."

MUM'S SCREAMS

Locals said Angharad, who gave birth to a baby boy in February last year, and Jay had been together for around three years.

The family had recently returned from a trip to Blackpool but had to quarantine when they returned for two weeks after catching Covid.

Their last day of self-isolation was Saturday - when the youngster was found dead.

He was reported missing at 5.45am with neighbours reporting hearing screams of "the back door was open" coming from the house.

Forensic officers were seen scouring paths leading from the family home in Bridgend to the river, which is less than quarter of a mile away.

Logan was discovered in the water and rushed to hospital, where it was confirmed he had died.

'HAPPY KID'

A family friend said Angharad collapsed soon after arriving at hospital when doctors told her Logan could not be saved.

Rhiannon Hales, 26, said: "They are good parents who love their children and bring them up well.

“My little girl is also five and she loved Logan, they were like little boyfriend and girlfriend together.

“I’m shocked and just devastated by what’s happened. He called me Auntie Rhi, but Logan was like my own little boy.

“He was such a happy kid, always said please and thank you.

“He loved colouring and did all the coronavirus posters in the front window of their flat.”

Mother-of-two  Rhiannon added little Logan loved being tickled.

She said: "He had an infectious belly laugh, I can't believe I won't hear that again.

"He loved dancing and Power Rangers and Jurassic Park, he was a wonderful little boy who loved life.

"He would see me in the mornings on the way to school and come running up for a big hug. I'm going to miss that so much."

Police today widened the search area as part of the murder probe into Logan's death.

Specialist officers were seen scouring the bank of the river as they hunted for clues.

South Wales Police said: "Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a five year-old boy in #Sarn, #Bridgend.

"Three people arrested in connection with the investigation, a 39 year-old man, a 30 year-old woman and a 13 year-old boy, remain in custody.

"Please be respectful to all those involved and refrain from speculating about this incident on social media as this is a continuing investigation."

Tributes to five-year-old boy Logan found dead in river as boy, 13, and two adults arrested over murder

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