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Logan Mwangi’s father says: ‘I will always wonder why my son had to die’

Logan Mwangi’s mother Angharad Williamson, 31, stepfather John Cole, 40, and a third defendant, a 14-year-old boy whose name cannot be released for legal reasons, have been convicted of the five-year-old’s murder, whose body was found dumped in a River in Bridgend, South Wales

Benjamin Mwangi, father of murdered Logan Mwangi, reads a statement to the press outside Cardiff Crown Court on April 21, 2022
Benjamin Mwangi had been denied contact with his son since April 2019

The father of the tragic Logan Mwangi wanted to know how his son had to die under such horrible circumstances.

In April, Angharad Williamson, 31, John Cole, 40, and the youngster were convicted of murdering little Logan, 5, after a 10-week trial at Cardiff Crown Court.

They will be sentenced on Thursday.

The boy’s body was found in the River Ogmore in Pandy Park, Bridgend, South Wales on the morning of July 31, 2021.

He had more than 50 external wounds as well as multiple internal injuries similar to those found in victims of a fall from a height or a high-speed car crash.







The heartbroken father has been prevented from seeing his son since 2019
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Little Logan Mwangi, 5,
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Logan’s father, Ben Mwangi, has been denied contact with his son since April 2019 — around the time Williamson began her relationship with Cole.

Mr Mwangi said: “What child has to endure this kind of torture for so long? “No, it really doesn’t seem real.

“One of the biggest questions of my entire life that I will always ask myself is, ‘Why? Why is that happend? Why did Logan have to die?”

Cole became obsessed with the idea that Williamson had cheated on him with Mr Mwangi, witnesses said.







Angharad Williamson and her fiance John Cole, Logan Mwangi’s mother and stepfather
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The accused reportedly used a racial slur to describe his stepson and had ties to the National Front.

Mr Mwangi said Williamson prevented him from seeing Logan.

He explained: “She blocked my number.

“For the past five years I’ve fought and tried to fight just to see Logan.

“She has made my life an absolute misery.







The boy’s body was eventually found in the River Ogmore
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“All I wanted to do was just be a dad.”

Just a month before Logan was killed last July, social workers in Bridgend struck him and a younger sibling off the child protection register – meaning they were no longer at risk of serious harm.

But Logan had sustained “catastrophic” internal injuries consistent with a “brutal and sustained assault.”

The day before police found his body, a social worker spent 20 minutes outside Logan’s home speaking to the three suspects but could not see or hear him.

Mr Mwangi has not been told that his son is on the child protection register and he wants the law changed so that social services have a duty to inform estranged parents.

He said: “I probably would have tried to take him away.

“Why didn’t they do anything to make it a safe environment for him when it clearly wasn’t?

“If I can prevent this from happening to someone else, that will be the biggest, the most positive, the most positive.”

“My lasting memory of him was just a happy little boy who called me ‘daddy.’







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“The wonderful memories I have with my son will never be tarnished. You will forever be in my heart and soul.”

An inquiry into the child’s practice has been launched following Logan’s death, which is being led by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board, which includes local councils and the police, the probation service and the NHS.

An ITV documentary, The Murder Of Logan Mwangi, produced in association with South Wales Police, will air on Thursday at 9pm

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