Mourners release balloons to farewell Logan Williamson after boy, 5, found dead in river as his stepdad & mum face trial

HUNDREDS of mourners released balloons to remember little Logan Williamson today after the five-year-old schoolboy was found dead in a river.

More than 300 people gathered close to the stretch of water where Logan was found – days after his mum, stepdad and a youth appeared in court in connection with his death.

Children in fancy dress joined the event on the banks of the River Ogmore in Bridgend, South Wales to mark the youngster's short life.

Logan's badly-injured body was found a week ago.

He and his family had recently returned from a trip to Blackpool, but had to quarantine for two weeks after catching Covid.

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

Today, the mum who organised the event at the riverside said locals wanted to remember Logan for his life, rather than his tragic death.

Shelley Davies, 32, said: "He brought a lot of fun and happiness to his friends and neighbours."

Those who attended let red balloons float into the sky, while little ones blew bubbles.

Logan was reported missing from his home in Sarn at 5.45am last Saturday.

Police pulled his body from the water hours later.

John Cole, 39, from Sarn, was later charged with murder.

Logan's mum Angharad Williamson, 30, and a youth have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Angharad's fiance Cole – also known as Jay – faces the same charge.


All three are being remanded in custody.

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

They got engaged in May and were planning to get married next year – with Logan "beyond excited" about being a page boy.

Tributes have flooded in for Logan from his heartbroken classmates.

Parents of his reception class told their children Logan was "going to see the angels in heaven".

One mum who took her five-year-old daughter to the spot where Logan was found said the children were all due to start at the nearby Tondu Primary School together in September.

The mum said her daughter "knows he loved hide and seek, Spiderman" – while his favourite colour was blue.

"He just seemed really happy and a good boy," she said.

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