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Man, 39, is charged with murdering Logan Mwangi, five

The step-father of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, who was found dead in a Welsh river at the weekend, has tonight been charged with his murder, while the boy's mother and a 13-year-old boy are accused of perverting the course of justice. 

John Cole, 39, from Sarn, Bridgend, is due in court on Thursday morning, accused of carrying out the killing. 

Cole, his partner and Logan's mother, Angharad Williamson, 30, also from Sarn, and a 13-year-old boy have been jointly charged with perverting the course of justice.

All three have been remanded in custody and will appear before Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Tragic Logan Williamson was found in the River Ogmore close to his home in the village of Sarn near Bridgend early on Saturday

Pictured: A police diver surfaces in the bank of river Ogmore in Lower Llansantffraid in Sarn near Bridgend, Wales

Logan Williamson is pictured with his mother Angharad Williamson and stepfather Jay Cole, who is Miss Williamson's partner

Logan Williamson, five, is pictured at the Ogmore River in Sarn near Bridgend where he was found dead on Saturday

Floral tributes near the scene where the body of five-year-old Logan Williamson was found in Sarn, Bridgend

A police officer near the scene today after Logan was found in the Ogmore River in the early hours of Saturday morning

Police tape at a property in the Sarn area of Bridgend this morning, near to where five-year-old Logan was found dead 

Logan's body was found in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend on Saturday after police were called to a report of a missing child.

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.

'Legal proceedings are now underway and I want to remind everyone to avoid speculation which may prejudice this investigation.

'We continue to appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to the incident to contact the Major Crime Investigation Team.'   

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