Logan Mwangi returned to school after Covid lockdown with ‘dark circles under his eyes’ – What We Know!

Tragic: Logan Mwangi was found dead in the River Ogmore in Pandy Park, around 250m from the flat where he lived with his family in Lower Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend on July 31, 2021

A five-year-old boy discovered murdered in a river was ‘bodily modified’ when he returned to highschool after lockdown along with his household, a court docket heard.

Lecturers stated Logan Mwangi had ‘darkish circles beneath his eyes’, had ‘misplaced weight’ and ‘developed extra of a stammer’ when he returned to his main college.

Logan’s mum Angharad Williamson 31, stepdad Jay Cole, 40, and a 14-year-old boy who can’t be named are accused of murdering the teenager earlier than dumping his physique in a river to cowl up his demise.

Educating assistant Wendy John stated that earlier than faculties closed throughout the pandemic she would work with Logan often and he ‘was glad, caring, loving, and clever youngster. He was at all times nice and well mannered and had a depraved snicker.’

She added: ‘He was fairly tall for his age and of slight construct. I used to be made conscious he had a stammer however I solely observed it if he obtained excited, in any other case he was regular.

‘After Covid and after he returned to highschool I used to be in a distinct bubble to him as he was in reception however each time I noticed him he was glad to see me and would have a chat with me.

‘I observed his stammer obtained worse and observed he had misplaced weight and had darkish circles round his eyes.’

Headteacher Jane Prelogauskas stated that after beginning at Tondu Major College in Bridgend Logan was ‘brilliant and chatty, was smiling and speaking. He was a stunning boy.’

Tragic: Logan Mwangi was discovered useless within the River Ogmore in Pandy Park, round 250m from the flat the place he lived along with his household in Decrease Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend on July 31, 2021

His mother Angharad Williamson (pictured) is on trial at Cardiff Crown Court with her partner John Cole (also pictured) and a 14-year-old boy accused of his murder

His mom Angharad Williamson (pictured) is on trial at Cardiff Crown Courtroom along with her accomplice John Cole (additionally pictured) and a 14-year-old boy accused of his homicide 

However Ms Prelogauskas stated that in September 2020 Logan suffered an arm harm and lecturers hoped he would return to highschool however Williamson was ‘unstable’ in the direction of the thought and complained about workers.

She stated: ‘Donna (Logan’s trainer) had been encouraging for Logan to return again to highschool saying he didn’t have to write down something down or play within the playground however it could be good for him to see his pals.

‘Angharad didn’t wish to ship him to highschool. She was very unstable and complained about Donna in class saying she had interrogated her.’

Ms Prelogauskas stated that 4 months after Logan’s shoulder harm she was informed he had been positioned beneath a toddler safety order as a result of the harm was brought on by him being pushed down the steps.

Police and forensic officers at the scene of the alleged murder last year

Police and forensic officers on the scene of the alleged homicide final yr 

Police and forensic officers at the scene of the alleged murder last year

Police and forensic officers on the scene of the alleged homicide final yr 

The court docket heard Williamson had beforehand been questioned by police after Logan was admitted to hospital and informed a detective her son had fallen whereas speeding for his dinner.

Cardiff Crown Courtroom heard Logan’s father Benjamin Mwangi had not been capable of contact his son by means of Williamson after Cole informed her they needed to cease speaking to one another.

He stated he was working at a bookmakers in Brentwood, Essex, when police arrived to inform him Logan had died.

He stated: ‘I stated please don’t let that is to do with Logan and so they informed me he had handed away. I used to be hysterical and fell to the ground. I don’t know in the event that they stated anything.

‘I couldn’t course of something I used to be being informed.’

Mr Mwangi stated he had been having common Skype calls with Logan and would journey to South Wales to see him till Williamson informed him: ‘her new accomplice stated we have been speaking an excessive amount of and it was not regular.’

Mr Mwangi would converse to Logan by means of Williamson’s mum Claire however the court docket heard she too was stopped from seeing Logan in January 2020 so he had no additional contact.

He stated: ‘Throughout occasions I spoke with Logan I didn’t have any issues with him. He appeared glad and content material and appeared to be doing properly.’

Logan was discovered useless within the River Ogmore in Sarn, Bridgend simply 400 metres from the household residence.

Logan was discovered with 56 exterior accidents together with a damaged collarbone in addition to having suffered trauma to the mind and inside accidents to his liver, small gut and bowel.

His accidents have been such that they have been in comparison with a ‘fall from an ideal top’ or a ‘excessive velocity highway visitors collision’.

Earlier the court docket heard the 14-year-old teenager confessed to throwing Logan down a flight of stairs and breaking his arm lower than a yr earlier than he was discovered useless in a river

A recording of a name made by Mrs Williamson to the police non-emergency 101 in January 2021 was performed to the jury on Wednesday.

Through the name, Williamson will be heard telling the decision handler about an incident that occurred in August 2020 when Logan had fallen down the steps and damaged his arm.

Williamson claimed the teenage defendant had solely just lately admitted that it was he who had pushed Logan.

She stated: ‘All of us thought he’d fallen down the steps however it seems, ({the teenager}) confessed final evening that he pushed him down the steps.’

Cole and the youth are accused of shifting Logan’s physique to the river whereas Williamson allegedly tried to take away incriminating proof from the home and wash bloodstained bedsheets.

Williamson denies any involvement in her son’s demise saying she slept the entire evening by means of and woke to seek out him lacking.

Cole and the youth are accused of shifting Logan’s physique to the river whereas Williamson allegedly tried to take away incriminating proof from the home and wash bloodstained bedsheets.

Williamson and the youth deny homicide and perverting the course of justice. Cole denies homicide however admits perverting the course of justice.

Williamson and Cole additionally deny inflicting or permitting the demise of a kid.

The trial, in entrance of Mrs Justice Jefford continues.