Tributes are being paid to a "beautiful" five-year-old schoolboy whose body was pulled from a river, as detectives question a man, woman and 13-year-old boy.
The boy, named locally as Logan Williamson, was reported missing at around 5.45am on Saturday from his home in Bridgend, South Wales.
His body was found later in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park, shortly after neighbours say they heard his mum frantically screaming for him.
A 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning.
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Heartbroken family friends have paid tribute to Logan on Facebook.
One wrote: "He was a beautiful boy. He was kind, funny, polite, handsome and clever. He is loved unconditionally and has unfortunately lost his life."
Another wrote: "Logan was the cutest kid, always smiling and a real bundle of energy.
"Everyone is in a complete state of shock, we just can't make sense of what has happened."
Flowers and teddy bears have been left at the scene, with one note paying tribute to the "sweetest angel there is".
Neighbours claim the boy’s mum was heard frantically screaming for her son shortly before he was found dead in the river.
She shouted "the back door was open" at around 5.30am on Saturday, waking up people living nearby, according to locals.
One neighbour said: "I could hear the mum screaming for her son. She was shouting 'the back door was open' and calling for him.
"A short while later the old bill turned up and they've been here ever since."
A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “We can confirm that following reports of concerns for a missing five-year-old boy in Sarn, Bridgend and the subsequent finding of the body in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park, three people have been arrested.
“A 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“We are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.”
Chief Inspector Geraint White said previously: “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.
“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.
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“Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can.”
Mr White said that “regular contact” had been made with the boy’s family, who are being supported by specialist trained officers.
He added: “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.
“We are keeping an open mind and are working hard to establish the full circumstances of his death so that we can provide answers to his family.
“This is an extensive and sensitive investigation and many people have been affected by this death.”