Classmates remember ‘happy and good’ boy, 5, who was found dead in river


“Heartbroken” classmates of a five-year-old boy who was tragically found dead in a river have paid tribute to him by sharing their memories, including how he loved to “play hide and seek”.

Logan Williamson, from Wales, was found dead after police were called to reports of a missing child at around 5.45am on Saturday and pulled his body from the River Ogmore in Sarn, Bridgend.

Police are continuing to question a 30-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the death.

Detectives had secured an extension to continue questioning the trio but must make a decision by Wednesday on whether to charge or release them.

Friends of little Logan Williamson, also known as Logan Mwangi, have been among those leaving hundreds of tributes including flowers, cards, and soft toys by the river near his home.

Parents of his reception class have broken the news of Logan “going to see the angels in heaven” – and asked about their memories of the playful boy.

One mum took her five-year-old daughter to the spot – with the little girl saying Logan was “good at playing hide and seek”.

Her mum said: “She knows he loved hide and seek, Spiderman and his favourite colour was blue.

“He just seemed really happy and a good boy. He was in my daughter’s class for two years I think and they would be going up to big school in September.”

The woman said the children were all due to start at the nearby Tondu Primary School together in September after being in reception class together.

One grandmother said her grandchildren went to the same reception class as Logan and went to the river to pay her respects.

She said: “My granddaughter is heartbroken. It’s my granddaughter and grandson’s fifth birthday in a fortnight and Logan was invited.

“He was a happy little boy.”

Among the handwritten cards left at the scene, one said: “RIP Logan, now your (sic) safe little man.”

One attached to flowers said: “RIP Logan, such a beautiful little soul taken way too soon. You will be dearly missed. Sleep tight my lovely. Until we meet again!”

Another said: “I hope you can feel our hugs that we are sending to you, sleep tight little man.”

Another said: “Such a brave, beautiful, caring little boy that was taken way too soon. I will never forget you and I miss you more than I can put into words. I will always remember your cheeky personality, cute smile and polite manner.”

Police were on Wednesday still at the ground-floor terraced flat where Logan lived with mum Angharad for around three years.

The most recent statement from South Wales Police said: “Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a five year-old boy in Sarn, Bridgend.

“He has been named as Logan Mwangi also known as Logan Williamson from Sarn.

“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.

“Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident can contact the Major Crime Team directly.”