Mother who murdered Logan featured in a homemade slasher movie finding the body of a dead child – What We Know!

Video shows wannabe filmmaker Angharad Williamson as a teenager finding a dead family member on a sofa and then screaming in terror at her shock discovery for an amateur horror flick for an A-level project

Logan Mwangi’s evil mom acted out a selfmade slasher film discovering the physique of a lifeless baby years earlier than she murdered her personal son and shamelessly shed crocodile tears whereas faking panic on a 999 name, footage which has emerged now reveals.

Video exhibits wannabe filmmaker Angharad Williamson as an adolescent discovering a lifeless member of the family on a settee after which screaming in terror at her shock discovery for an beginner horror flick for an A-level challenge whereas learning a media course in Essex.

Williamson, slimmer and with below-the shoulder brown hair, has a number of strains within the two-minute movie talking in her distinctive Essex accent. 

The beginner footage has chilling echoes of her screams down the telephone to police when she reported Logan lacking.

Hours after the homicide, Williamson, 31, referred to as 999 and cried hysterically down the telephone as she placed on a ‘callous efficiency’ to cover her data of Logan’s disappearance. 

That decision was described by prosecutor Caroline Rees QC as ‘a callous efficiency designed to cowl up her involvement in her son’s dying’.

Video exhibits wannabe filmmaker Angharad Williamson as an adolescent discovering a lifeless member of the family on a settee after which screaming in terror at her shock discovery for an beginner horror flick for an A-level challenge

Williamson has several lines in the two-minute film speaking in her distinctive Essex accent

Williamson has several lines in the two-minute film speaking in her distinctive Essex accent

Williamson has a number of strains within the two-minute movie talking in her distinctive Essex accent

Little Logan Mwangi was discovered in a river close to his home after being reported missing by his mother

Little Logan Mwangi was found in a river near his dwelling after being reported lacking by his mom 

Foster mother and father of teenager, 14, who murdered Logan Mwangi ‘lived in worry’ of the ‘monster’

The foster mother and father of {the teenager} discovered responsible of murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi have instructed how they lived in worry whereas the ‘little monster’ was of their care.

The aged couple, who’ve taken 80 youngsters into their semi-detached dwelling in South Wales, stated {the teenager} was ‘far and away’ the worst, as he sought out ‘weaker and extra weak’ youngsters to victimise.

They stated the teenager was homicide obsessed and had a ‘merciless streak’ which noticed him stamp on one woman’s toes after she had simply had an operation on them, earlier than allegedly pulling up the neighbour’s canine legs following surgical procedure and spraying deodorant in its eyes. 

Extra crucially, they claimed he stated he needed to kill Logan simply weeks earlier than he dedicated the crime – which they reported to social companies. He additionally took two youthful ladies to a park to play a recreation he invented referred to as murders. 

The boy was discovered responsible of homicide yesterday alongside Logan’s mom Angharad Williamson, 31, and his stepfather John Cole, 40.  They abused and killed the five-year-old earlier than dumping his physique within the River Ogmore, close to their dwelling in Pandy Park, on July 31 final yr. 

Talking as we speak, the teenage killer’s former foster carers stated he would run round singing ‘kill the Jews’, which social companies allegedly shrugged off as ‘banter’.

The foster father stated: ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever been apprehensive about my circle of relatives – we’re foster carers not psychiatrists.’ It was the one time of their 50 years of fostering that the couple have referred to as social companies to say they might not deal with a toddler’s behaviour.

The foster dad added: ‘We had been frightened in our own residence, we didn’t really feel secure. I needed him moved. I instructed social companies: ‘I would like him out of right here’ however the social employee turned it round on us saying we would have liked extra coaching.

‘I used to be offended, we’ve been taking care of youngsters for all these years. We all know what we’re doing.’

The youth, 13 on the time, made a dying menace towards Logan whereas he was fostered with the couple for eight weeks. The boy’s foster dad stated: ‘He was all the time on about killing individuals – then he stated he needed to kill one other boy.

‘I instructed social companies – that ought to have rang alarm bells.’

The foster dad stated: ‘Earlier than he left us I stated to myself that he was going to do one thing unhealthy.

‘However I didn’t anticipate it to be homicide or for it to occur so quickly.’

The couple instructed how the boy terrorised them and different youngsters of their care who he would choose on for enjoyable.

The foster dad stated: ‘He could be marching across the place singing ‘Kill the Jews’ – it was not pure.

‘After we instructed social companies they stated it was simply banter however that’s nonsense.’

Whereas staying with the foster household the boy went to a close-by park with their two youthful granddaughters.

The foster mom stated: ‘He instructed them they had been going to play a homicide recreation and they’d be put in black plastic luggage. ‘ She added: ‘Social Providers instructed us the boy could be a problem however this was means past something we’ve ever skilled earlier than.

‘We had been instructed he’d be alright as a result of he was on remedy but it surely was like residing with a little bit monster.’

She stated that Williamson was ‘appearing out the a part of a distressed mom whose baby has gone lacking’, including: ‘Angharad Williamson is essentially the most dramatic, wailing and shouting, enjoying the a part of a distraught mom to the total extent of her appearing talents.

‘One in all her closest mates arrives, Rhiannon Hales, and nonetheless Angharad Williamson retains up the hideous present.

‘You will note John Cole supporting Williamson in that efficiency by mentioning gates and home windows, enjoying the a part of the involved step dad regardless of it now being his case that he had dumped Logan within the river solely hours earlier.’

Logan’s merciless mom Williamson yesterday screamed ‘no, no, no’ and fell to the ground as she and her fellow accused John Cole and a 14-year-old boy who can’t be named due to his age had been discovered responsible of the kid’s homicide. 

Decide Mrs Justice Jefford sensationally needed to interrupt the jury and the clerk to inform Williamson to be quiet. 

Each Williamson and the youth had been convicted of an additional cost of perverting the course of justice – an offence Cole had admitted earlier than trial. 

Gasps and sounds of celebration had been heard from household and mates within the public gallery because the verdicts had been returned. 

Logan, a beforehand ‘smiling, cheerful little boy’, was found within the River Ogmore in Bridgend, South Wales, on July 31, 2021. 

Police discovered him partially submerged, sporting dinosaur pyjama bottoms and a Spider-Man prime solely 270 yards from his dwelling. He had suffered 56 exterior cuts and bruises, and ‘catastrophic’ inner accidents, likened to these from a high-speed street accident.

Specialists stated they might have solely been attributable to a ‘brutal and sustained assault’ within the hours, or days, earlier than his dying and had been ‘in step with baby abuse’.

Within the months and weeks main as much as his dying, Logan had been ‘dehumanised’ by his household, prosecutors stated. 

Logan’s stammer is claimed to have worsened, changing into notably unhealthy round stepfather Cole. 

The boy was stated to have moist himself extra incessantly and started self-harming.

Mates of the couple stated Cole instructed them he didn’t like Logan, and others stated his perspective modified after changing into obsessive about the concept Williamson had cheated with Mr Mwangi.

Williamson claimed that two days earlier than Logan’s physique was discovered, an argument a few spilt drink escalated and ended with Cole and the youth attacking him. 

Two days later, she phoned the police at 5.45am reporting Logan lacking 0 accusing a lady of taking him.

Police arrived on the flat to seek out Williamson hysterical, whereas Cole and the youth may very well be seen strolling within the space calling for him. Prosecutors stated this was a part of an ‘elaborate’ cover-up.

Mrs Justice Jefford adjourned the case for sentencing at a date to be fastened.

Privately-educated Williamson, the daughter of a stockbroker, claimed to be an ‘overprotective mom’ however lined up assaults and abuse of Logan by mendacity to medical doctors, police and social employees about his earlier accidents. 

CCTV from a neighbouring property captured actions from the bottom ground flat – together with Cole and the youth leaving at 2.43am to dump Logan’s physique within the river.

Only a minute after the pair left the home the CCTV confirmed lights in Logan’s bed room being turned on and somebody inside opening his bed room curtains.

Williamson claimed it couldn’t have been her as she was asleep – however she was the one grownup inside the home.

Cole and the youth had been outdoors the flat for nearly 9 minutes earlier than returning to retrieve Logan’s torn pyjama prime – which Cole stated Williamson handed to him to eliminate because it may very well be incriminating.

Within the time period the pair had been out of the home the curtains in Logan’s room are closed as soon as once more and the lights are switched off.

When Cole and the youth go away the home once more to ditch Logan’s prime they’re out of the flat for 11 minutes and 11 seconds returning at 3.27am.

Angharad Williamson admits she was a ‘s*** mom’ and Logan was a ‘very sad baby’  

Angharad Williamson admitted she was a ‘s*** mom’ and instructed the courtroom younger Logan was ‘scared s***much less’ of her boyfriend who had earlier threatened to kill him. 

Williamson, 31, sobbed as she instructed the courtroom that John Cole, 40, dragged the boy out of his room and demanded he reply his questions on a damaged stereo – however the terrified boy may solely muster a stutter, earlier than he was allegedly punched and crashed to the ground. 

The sickening assault was stated to have taken place simply two days earlier than Logan was found lifeless within the River Ogmore in Pandy Park. Williamson admitted that by January 2021 her son was a ‘very sad baby’. 

The courtroom heard Williamson failed to inform officers of an assault on Logan by her accomplice John Cole, 40, and a 14-year-old boy two days earlier than his dying, till her fifth police interview.

Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC stated that after being arrested Williamson stated in a police automobile that she needed ‘justice for Logan’.

Ms Rees requested Williamson: ‘If this was actually about justice for Logan then why did you to your first 4 interviews not inform the reality?’

Williamson replied: ‘I used to be scared.’

Ms Rees requested her: ‘And also you being scared was extra essential to you than getting justice for Logan?’

Williamson replied: ‘I used to be egocentric.’

Ms Rees stated: ‘You had been taking care of your personal pursuits weren’t you?’

Williamson replied: ‘Sure, I used to be defending myself.’ 

London-born Williamson, the daughter of Metropolis of London stockbrokers, attended non-public faculty earlier than reaching 12 GCSEs to enrol on a filmmaking course in school in Southend. However after shifting out of her mom’s dwelling as an adolescent she received into bother with the police – for spending cash on her mum’s bank card and even taking her automobile on an unlawful spin together with her boyfriend.

Williamson fell pregnant with Logan whereas residing in Brentwood, Essex, and dealing as a supervisor at Carphone Warehouse at Westfield Stratford and gave start a day after her twenty fifth birthday in March 2016.

She stated she felt ‘responsible’ and ‘ashamed’ that she had failed to guard Logan, however insisted she was telling the reality within the witness field, crying as she stated: ‘I’ve received nothing to lose’.

In his remaining few weeks on earth Logan had turn out to be depressing and anxious – wetting himself and self-harming by pinching himself or biting his lips till they bled. 

Williamson stated her relationship with unemployed Cole was initially ‘excellent’, saying: ‘I felt like I had failed Logan as a result of his organic father wasn’t round and Jordan didn’t transform a very good particular person. 

‘I desperately needed a little bit fairytale household.’ 

She was awarded a two-bedroom council flat at 5 Decrease Llansantffraid in Sarn, Bridgend, in January 2019 – the house the place medics estimated Logan spent his tragic final hours dying in ‘excessive ache’.

In April 2019 she met 6ft 4ins and 15 stone John Cole on an evening out in The Railway pub in Bridgend city centre earlier than sleeping with him that night time.

Williamson fell pregnant nearly immediately and Cole – who lived only a 5 minute stroll from her dwelling – started a relationship regardless of him nonetheless residing along with his estranged accomplice.

Throughout her being pregnant, epileptic Williamson suffered seizures all through and moved to South Wales to stick with mum Clare who had retired to the village of St Bridge’s Main close to Bridgend so she may obtain further assist.

Logan’s father Benjamin Mwangi remained in Essex and, regardless of attempting to keep up a relationship, the couple turned estranged and finally cut up.

Shortly after Williamson – who had a part-time job working on the village submit workplace – married soldier Jordan Hunt who was primarily based at close by barracks however the marriage broke down when Hunt returned from Afghanistan with PTSD and was convicted of attacking her.

Williamson instructed the courtroom she loved her life as a single mum with Logan as she and her mom labored collectively to deliver him up.

She stated: ‘I took footage every single day, I took footage of him sneezing, of him coughing, I used to be so overjoyed by Logan. I beloved the bones of that boy.

‘My mum was like a second mum to Logan. She was nice.’

Requested about her relationship with Logan, Williamson stated: ‘It was stunning.. I’m fairly a needy emotional particular person and Logan was very cuddly, so is my mum. We had been very shut. Logan was my little sidekick. We did the whole lot collectively, he was such stunning a contented little boy.

‘He was so intelligent, he needed to discover the world and see what it was about.

‘He was so intelligent and I used to be so proud, so proud, I put his pictures up on my home windows and confirmed him off on Fb – I used to be so pleased with him.’

A self-confessed ‘true crime’ fan, Williamson discovered herself arrested over Logan’s homicide the day after his physique was discovered.

She cried within the witness field as she shouted: ‘I didn’t do it. I didn’t damage Logan,’ however the jury disagreed.

Footage shows Williamson screaming at Cole 'Why am I not allowed to see my own biological son?' While pacing her kitchen (above), she yells: 'He is unconscious, why is he unconscious?'

Footage exhibits Williamson screaming at Cole ‘Why am I not allowed to see my very own organic son?’ Whereas pacing her kitchen (above), she yells: ‘He’s unconscious, why is he unconscious?’

She is later seen stood on her doorstep, saying: 'If he is unconscious he needs me. He needs warm clothes. He needs mum.' She continues: 'I feel so useless. This is all my fault'

She is later seen stood on her doorstep, saying: ‘If he’s unconscious he wants me. He wants heat garments. He wants mum.’ She continues: ‘I really feel so ineffective. That is all my fault’

Privately-educated Williamson, the daughter of a stockbroker, claimed to be an 'overprotective mother' but covered up attacks and abuse of Logan by lying to doctors, police and social workers about his previous injuries

Privately-educated Williamson, the daughter of a stockbroker, claimed to be an ‘overprotective mom’ however lined up assaults and abuse of Logan by mendacity to medical doctors, police and social employees about his earlier accidents

Logan wearing his dinosaur pyjamas

Logan's ripped pyjamas, recovered from the scene

Pictured left: Logan Mwangi sporting his dinosaur pyjamas. Proper: The ripped garments which had been recovered from the scene 

Cole and Williamson, of Sarn, Bridgend, were convicted of killing Logan Mwangi by a jury of five men and seven women at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday after five hours of deliberation

Cole and Williamson, of Sarn, Bridgend, had been convicted of killing Logan Mwangi by a jury of 5 males and 7 ladies at Cardiff Crown Court docket on Thursday after 5 hours of deliberation 

Cole was caught on CCTV carrying Logan's limp body from the flat across a playing field towards the River Ogmore (circled, along with the house) where he was found by police shortly after dawn on July 31

Cole was caught on CCTV carrying Logan’s limp physique from the flat throughout a enjoying subject in the direction of the River Ogmore (circled, together with the home) the place he was discovered by police shortly after daybreak on July 31

ANOTHER baby failed by the system: Logan Mwangi was overwhelmed, starved and tortured earlier than being murdered by his mom, stepfather and boy, 14 – as chilling CCTV exhibits killers carrying five-year-old’s physique and dumping it in river

By Henry Martin for MailOnline

TIMELINE: THE LOGAN MWANGI MURDER  

2016

March 15: Logan is born within the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, to Angharad Williamson and Benjamin Mwangi. Their relationship shortly breaks down and Mr Mwangi strikes again to Brentwood, Essex.

June: Mr Mwangi visits Logan in Bridgend for his or her first father’s day collectively they usually have common contact. Williamson and Logan transfer in with Mr Mwangi in Essex however by August have returned to Wales.

By the tip of the yr, Williamson had married one other man, however the relationship turned violent. Throughout this time, contact between Logan and his father ceases. 

2019

Contact between Logan and his father resumes. In April, Williamson takes Logan to go to Mr Mwangi and his household in Essex. 

This was the final time Mr Mwangi noticed Logan, as Williamson was in a relationship with Cole and was stopping entry. 

2020 

August: Police had been referred to as to the household dwelling, a yr earlier than Logan died, after he suffered a damaged arm from apparently falling down stairs. Williamson admits overlaying up and mendacity to police about this.

Police had been referred to as to the household dwelling, a yr earlier than Logan died, after he suffered a damaged arm from apparently falling down stairs. Williamson admits overlaying up and mendacity to police about this. 

2021 

January 21: Williamson calls 101 and through the dialog tells the operator the youth defendant had confessed to pushing Logan down the steps when he fractured his arm. 

Might: Social companies took no motion when Logan burned his neck on a scorching bathtub faucet. Their investigation relied on pictures of the faucet and Logan’s accidents. 

July 31: A five-year-old boy is discovered lifeless within the River Ogmore close to Pandy Park in Bridgend.

August 2: The boy is known as as ‘humorous and well mannered’ Logan Williamson. South Wales Police query three suspects.

August 5: Logan’s stepfather John Cole is charged with homicide because the boy’s mom Angharad Williamson and a 13-year-old boy are collectively charged with perverting the course of justice – together with Cole.

August 7: Tons of of well-wishers launch pink balloons into the sky at a vigil subsequent to the river financial institution the place Logan was discovered lifeless.

September 1: Inquest into Logan’s dying hears that the five-year-old may have suffered a ‘violent or unnatural dying’.

October 21: Logan’s mom is charged with homicide together with {the teenager}, now 14.

2022

February 4: Angharad Williamson denies homicide and inflicting or permitting the dying of a kid at Cardiff Crown Court docket. She has beforehand pleaded not responsible to perverting the course of justice.

John additionally appeared in courtroom and denied inflicting or permitting the dying of a kid. He had already pleaded not responsible to homicide and responsible to perverting the course of justice.

The 14-year-old boy had earlier denied homicide and perverting the course of justice.

February 14: The three defendants seem in courtroom to face trial for the alleged homicide of Logan.

February 21: The courtroom hears that Logan suffered 56 catastrophic accidents to his physique after he was allegedly overwhelmed to dying by his mom, stepfather and a ‘violent’ 14-year-old boy.

Jurors had been instructed that the little boy was murdered after he caught Covid, earlier than Williamson and Cole dumped his physique in a river as in the event that they had been ‘fly-tipping’ garbage.

The trio had been stated to have covered-up the horrific crime in an ‘elaborate charade’ by claiming Logan had gone lacking or been kidnapped whereas in isolation.

April 21: Three defendants are convicted of Logan’s homicide at Cardiff Crown Court docket.  

Logan Mwangi by no means stood an opportunity as he was stored prisoner and tortured in his dwelling, with social employees lacking essential alternatives to avoid wasting the little boy earlier than he was murdered by his mom, stepfather and a 14-year-old boy.

John Cole, 40, and Angharad Williamson, 31, of Sarn, Bridgend, and a teenage boy, who can’t be named due to his age, had been convicted of murdering Logan at Cardiff Crown Court docket.

On the morning of July 31 final yr the as soon as ‘smiling, cheerful little boy’, was discovered by police simply 250 metres from his dwelling submerged within the River Ogmore, sporting a pair of dinosaur pyjama bottoms and a Spider-Man prime.

Within the months and weeks main as much as his dying, Logan had been ‘dehumanised’ by his household. His stammer worsened, changing into notably unhealthy round Cole, and he moist himself extra incessantly and started self-harming.

However in one more astonishing failing by social companies, employees missed at the least two alternatives to rescue the schoolboy from the clutches of his mother and father, who ‘stored him prisoner’ in his darkish bed room – likened to a ‘dungeon’ – with a child gate barring him from leaving after testing constructive for coronavirus on July 20.

The case of Logan’s homicide has chilling echoes of the tragic deaths of 16-month-old Star Hobson, six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and two-year-old Kyrell Matthews. 

All three youngsters had been murdered after struggling months of systematic abuse by the hands of their depraved mother and father and repeatedly let down by companies which missed possibilities to intervene. Each Arthur and Logan had been put in higher hazard when the nation was put into lockdown.  

Social employees visited Logan’s home the day earlier than he died and took no motion in Might 2021 when the boy burned his neck on a scorching bathtub faucet. Their investigation relied on pictures of the faucet and Logan’s accidents. 

Social companies had additionally been conscious that the boy’s stepfather Cole had a felony document for assault, housebreaking, possessing hashish, resisting a police officer, blackmail and perverting the course of justice.

And police did not take motion a yr earlier, when the five-year-old broke his arm. It emerged he had been pushed down the steps by the 14-year-old who later took half in killing him. 

Cole, a former Nationwide Entrance member who nicknamed the five-year-old ‘Coco Pop’, pressured the boy to eat Weetabix on household ‘takeaway nights’ whereas they feasted on KFC, and would tease him concerning the meals he was lacking out on.

Cole, who stood at 6ft4ins tall and weighed 15 stone, would tower over the 3ft 5ins, 3st Logan and use army-style punishments on him, forcing the kid to do press-ups till he was in tears and collapse on the ground. Logan was additionally made to face outdoors the home in simply his pyjamas, neighbours stated.  

He held ‘lengthy standing racist beliefs’ which may have been ‘related to his motives’ within the assaults on Logan, and he even stopped him from seeing his actual father and grandmother, the courtroom heard.

The 14-year-old boy, who seemed disinterested as he tucked into bars of chocolate as he watched the homicide trial, had threatened to kill his foster household after watching The Purge and requested ladies to play a homicide recreation the place he would put their our bodies in black luggage. 

‘Even the canine was afraid of him’ after he attacked the household pet by pulling it up by its again legs following an operation and allegedly spraying deodorant into its eyes, the courtroom heard.   

Logan had suffered 56 exterior cuts and bruises, and ‘catastrophic’ inner accidents, which had been likened to a high-speed street accident.

Cole was caught on CCTV carrying Logan’s limp physique from the flat throughout a enjoying subject in the direction of the river the place he was discovered by police shortly after daybreak on July 31. His mom was caught on digital camera feigning crocodile tears and ignorance after killing him. 

Specialists stated the accidents may have solely been attributable to a ‘brutal and sustained assault’ inflicted on Logan within the hours, or days, prior his dying. 

Additionally they stated the accidents had been ‘in step with baby abuse’.

Williamson screamed ‘no, no, no’ because the verdicts had been returned.

Decide Mrs Justice Jefford needed to interrupt the jury and the clerk to inform Williamson to be quiet earlier than the decision towards the youth was given.

‘Out of respect to your son and the youth please be quiet for the verdicts,’ she stated. 

Logan Mwangi's mother Angharad Williamson, 31, (left) went on trial at Cardiff Crown Court with her partner John Cole (right), 40, and a 14-year-old boy

Logan Mwangi’s mom Angharad Williamson, 31, (left) went on trial at Cardiff Crown Court docket together with her accomplice John Cole (proper), 40, and a 14-year-old boy

Logan (pictured) was found dead in the River Ogmore in Pandy Park, around 250 metres from the flat where he lived with his family in Lower Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend on the morning of July 31, 2021

Logan Mwangi (pictured) was found dead on July 31 last year in the River Ogmore near Pandy Park in Bridgend, just 400 metres from his home - with 56 injuries to his three-stone body

Logan (pictured) was discovered lifeless within the River Ogmore in Pandy Park, round 250 metres from the flat the place he lived along with his household in Decrease Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend on the morning of July 31, 2021

Cole was caught on CCTV carrying Logan's limp body from the flat across a playing field towards the river where he was found by police shortly after dawn on July 31

Cole was caught on CCTV carrying Logan’s limp physique from the flat throughout a enjoying subject in the direction of the river the place he was discovered by police shortly after daybreak on July 31

Logan, a previously 'smiling, cheerful little boy', was discovered in the River Ogmore (circled, along with the house) in Pandy Park, Bridgend, South Wales, on the morning of July 31 2021

Logan, a beforehand ‘smiling, cheerful little boy’, was found within the River Ogmore (circled, together with the home) in Pandy Park, Bridgend, South Wales, on the morning of July 31 2021

The five-year-old boy had also been 'kept like a prisoner' in his small bedroom - likened by his mother to a 'dungeon' - with a baby gate barring him from leaving after testing positive for coronavirus on July 20

The five-year-old boy had additionally been ‘stored like a prisoner’ in his small bed room – likened by his mom to a ‘dungeon’ – with a child gate barring him from leaving after testing constructive for coronavirus on July 20

Police and forensics are pictured on the scene of the murder. The case of Logan's murder has chilling echoes of the horrific killings of 16-month-old Star Hobson and six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Police and forensics are pictured on the scene of the homicide. The case of Logan’s homicide has chilling echoes of the horrific killings of 16-month-old Star Hobson and six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Logan's biological father Benjamin Mwangi reading a statement outside Cardiff Crown Court this afternoon

Logan’s organic father Benjamin Mwangi studying an announcement outdoors Cardiff Crown Court docket this afternoon 

The youngsters failed by the system: How social companies missed a number of alternatives to avoid wasting horrifically abused youngsters

Star Hobson, murdered September 22, 2020

Star Hobson

Star Hobson 

Star Hobson was solely 16 months previous when she was killed at her dwelling in Keighley, West Yorkshire. 

Star was murdered by her mom Frankie Smith’s girlfriend Savannah Brockhill after struggling months of abuse in her dwelling through the Covid lockdown final yr.

Frankie Smith 20, was handed an eight-year sentence for permitting her daughter’s dying. This was prolonged to 12 years in March for being too lenient. 

Brockhill, 28, was convicted of homicide and jailed for all times with a minimal time period of 25 years. No attraction was made towards her sentence. 

It was revealed that social companies had missed 5 alternatives to cease her killers within the months earlier than her dying on September 22, 2020. 

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, murdered June 16, 2020 

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, aged six, was murdered by his merciless stepmother Emma Tustin in June.

She was sentenced to life in jail with a minimal time period of 29 years and the boy’s father Thomas Hughes was jailed for 21 years for manslaughter. 

The boy had been seen by social employees simply two months earlier than his dying, however they concluded there have been no safeguarding issues. 

In October 2019, Aileen Carabine, a particular academic coordinator at Arthur’s faculty, stated Arthur ‘deteriorated’ that month. 

Kyrell Matthews, murdered October 20, 2019

Kyrell Matthews

Kyrell Matthews

Kyrell Matthews, aged two, was left with 41 rib fractures and inner accidents by the point of his dying after weeks of cruelty by the hands of his mom Phylesia Shirley and her boyfriend Kemar Brown.

Brown was convicted of homicide whereas Shirley was acquitted of homicide however discovered responsible of the choice cost of manslaughter.

They appeared alongside one another within the dock as Brown was sentenced to at the least 25 years in jail whereas Shirley was jailed for 13 years.

The toddler, who was non-verbal, may very well be heard crying and screaming on distressing audio recordsdata taken from Shirley’s telephone and performed to jurors through the trial. 

Brown and Shirley are understood to have been visited by social companies at the least as soon as.

Mates of the couple stated Cole instructed them he didn’t like Logan, and others stated his perspective modified after changing into obsessive about the concept Williamson had cheated with Logan’s father Benjamin Mwangi.

Medics made a safeguarding referral to the police after Logan suffered a damaged arm in August 2020, with Williamson saying he had fallen down the steps.

She took him to hospital the day after the incident and stated she thought he had solely dislocated his shoulder and had tried to place it again.

Later she instructed a pal the youth had confessed to pushing Logan down the steps but it surely was not till January final yr she instructed the police.

By March, as a consequence of issues over Cole, Logan and his youthful sibling had been assigned their very own social employee, Gaynor Rush.

In June, a month earlier than Logan died, the household had been faraway from the kid safety register – which means it was believed there was not a threat of great hurt.

A foster household the youth stayed with claimed to have heard him say he needed to kill Logan.

They stated they reported the teenager’s ‘want for violence’ and threats to hurt Logan to his social employee Debbie Williams however that she appeared unconcerned. Ms Williams denies this.

A assist employee additionally heard the youth, singing: ‘I like children, I f****** love children, I like to punch children within the head, it’s orgasmic.’

Weeks earlier than he died, Logan suffered a damaged collarbone however he by no means received medical therapy.

On July 20 Logan examined constructive for Covid-19 and he was shut in his bed room with a child gate barring him from leaving.

Ms Rees stated: ‘He had been stored like a prisoner in his small bed room within the flat you noticed, a room likened by Williamson as a dungeon.’

Williamson claimed that two days earlier than Logan’s physique was discovered an argument a few spilt drink escalated and ended with Cole and the youth attacking him.

She accused Cole of punching Logan twice within the abdomen and ordering the youth to ‘sweep’ Logan if he stuttered or flinched.

Moments later the youth carried out the martial arts-style manoeuvre, kicking his legs out from below him whereas utilizing his hand to slam his head to the bottom.

Williamson stated she screamed for them to cease however stated Cole replied: ‘The one means this boy understands is ache.’

Two days later, she phoned the police at 5.45am reporting Logan lacking – claiming to have awoken to seek out him gone and accusing a lady of taking him.

Police arrived on the flat to seek out Williamson hysterical, whereas Cole and the youth may very well be seen strolling across the space calling for him.

Footage exhibits Williamson screaming at Cole ‘Why am I not allowed to see my very own organic son?’

Whereas pacing her kitchen, she yells: ‘He’s unconscious, why is he unconscious?’

Gesturing in the direction of cops earlier than falling to the bottom, she continues: ‘All I’m getting is solutions like this. 

‘Why is nobody telling me what’s happening? He’s my child, what’s happening?’

She is later seen stood on her doorstep, saying: ‘If he’s unconscious he wants me. 

‘He wants heat garments. He wants mum. I really feel so ineffective. That is all my fault.’

Prosecutors stated this was a part of an ‘elaborate’ cover-up concocted by the defendants and all three had been accused of perverting the course of justice, of which Williamson and youth had been convicted.

Cole, who was captured on CCTV carrying Logan’s physique to the river from the flat, whereas being adopted by the youth, admitted the cost.

He claimed he woke to the sound of Williamson screaming Logan was lifeless and he panicked.

CCTV exhibits a bed room gentle being switched on and off whereas Cole and the youth had been out – the prosecution used this proof to indicate Williamson was awake and conscious Logan was lifeless.

Cole stated after dumping the boy’s physique, Williamson despatched him out once more to cover his ripped pyjama prime.

The youth by no means gave proof within the trial.

The choose adjourned the case for sentencing at a date to be fastened.

The three defendants had been stated to have covered-up the horrific crime in an ‘elaborate charade’ by claiming Logan had gone lacking or been kidnapped whereas in isolation. 

Williamson had denied any involvement in her son’s dying, saying she slept the entire night time by way of and woke to seek out him lacking.

Williamson and the youth denied homicide and perverting the course of justice. 

Cole denied homicide however admitted perverting the course of justice.

Williamson and Cole additionally denied inflicting or permitting the dying of a kid. 

The little boy was murdered after he caught Covid, earlier than Williamson and Cole dumped his physique in a river as in the event that they had been ‘fly-tipping’ garbage, the courtroom was instructed.  

Pictured: Floral tributes and teddy bears left in Sarn on August 2

Pictured: Floral tributes and teddy bears left in Sarn on August 2

Pictured: Five-year-old Logan

Cole and Williamson

A autopsy examination was carried out on August 2. Cole, Williamson (proper) and the youth confronted a jury over the boy’s dying

The little boy was murdered after he caught Covid, before Williamson and Cole dumped his body in a river as if they were 'fly-tipping' rubbish, a court heard

The little boy was murdered after he caught Covid, earlier than Williamson and Cole dumped his physique in a river as in the event that they had been ‘fly-tipping’ garbage, a courtroom heard

Logan was found by officers on the riverbank on July 31 and taken to the town¿s Princess of Wales Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Pictured: Police at the scene

Logan was discovered by officers on the riverbank on July 31 and brought to the city’s Princess of Wales Hospital, the place he was confirmed lifeless. Pictured: Police on the scene

Pictured: Angharad Williamson (left) and John Cole (right) pictured in court sketches

Pictured: Angharad Williamson (left) and John Cole (proper) pictured in courtroom sketches

Father of murdered boy says world is a ‘colder and darker place’ with out him

Benjamin Mwangi, Logan's father

Benjamin Mwangi, Logan’s father

The daddy of a five-year-old boy murdered by his mom, stepfather and a 14-year-old boy has paid tribute to him as ‘the sweetest and most stunning boy’.

In an announcement learn on the steps of the courtroom, Mr Mwangi stated: ‘Logan was the sweetest and most stunning boy, whose life has been tragically reduce brief.

‘The world is a colder and darker place with out his heat smile and the comfortable vitality with which he lived his life.

‘The outlet that has been left within the hearts of all who knew and beloved him won’t ever be crammed. No period of time can heal the injuries which have been inflicted.’

Mr Mwangi continued: ‘The great recollections I’ve of my son won’t ever be tarnished, they’ll endlessly be in my coronary heart and soul.

‘I beloved him a lot and in some way I’ve to stay my life realizing that I’ll by no means get to see him develop as much as be the great man he would have been.

‘I want to thank South Wales Police and the prosecution group who’ve labored tirelessly to deliver these accountable for my son’s homicide to courtroom.

‘From all of us, thanks for doing a tremendous job and for getting justice for my son.’

Williamson appeared distressed and as a abstract of the proof towards her and the 2 different defendants was described by Caroline Rees QC.

She started to cry, changing into extra upset because the jury was proven an image of Logan and the circumstances of the five-year-old’s dying was described.  

A jury heard Williamson dialled 999 claiming her son had vanished within the night time and stated he’d been kidnapped from his mattress after discovering the backyard gate open.

Williamson was heard calling Logan’s identify through the 999 name and her accomplice and the teenage defendant went round asking neighbours if that they had seen him. 

Logan was discovered sporting solely mis-matched pyjamas within the river by police a short while later, taken to the city’s Princess of Wales Hospital, the place he was confirmed lifeless.   

The courtroom heard that, on the afternoon of July 30, a social employee made an unscheduled go to to Cole and Williamson’s handle however was instructed she couldn’t see Logan as a result of he had examined constructive for Covid-19 and was in self-isolation. 

The trial had heard that Logan was ‘dehumanised’ in his remaining days by his mom, stepfather and the 14-year-old boy.

In her closing speech to the jury, Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC stated he had been stored ‘like a prisoner in his small bed room – a room described by Angharad Williamson as ”like a dungeon” with the curtains closed and a barred baby’s gate stopping him from shifting about the remainder of the flat’.

She added: ‘That little boy was being made to face a wall as meals was being delivered so different members of the home didn’t catch Covid.

‘What should have he considered the best way his life was in these 10 days? He was dehumanised by every of the defendants.’

Ms Rees stated that Logan had turn out to be ‘anxious, wetting himself, harming himself by pinching or biting himself’ in his final weeks. 

However she added that as a substitute of seeing to Logan’s wants, Williamson and Cole turned ‘irritated’ and ‘irritated’ by him and would punish him additional.  

Ms Rees instructed the jury at Cardiff Crown Court docket that after killing Logan, the three defendants labored on ‘cleansing up the scene and placing a path in place to steer the police up the unsuitable monitor’.

Ms Rees stated Williamson and Cole had ‘labored collectively’ up to now to cowl up Logan’s accidents together with an obvious dislocated shoulder and a burn to his neck.

She stated: ‘They put their very own self-interests first forward of the wants of Logan.

‘Working collectively to lie to guard themselves within the context of an harm to Logan, and never solely did they lie however they managed to persuade medical workers, social employees and even the police.’

‘Their motive for mendacity is to cowl up their very own involvement.’

In an announcement learn on the steps of the courtroom, Logan’s father paid tribute to him as ‘the sweetest and most stunning boy’.

Mr Mwangi stated: ‘Logan was the sweetest and most stunning boy, whose life has been tragically reduce brief. The world is a colder and darker place with out his heat smile and the comfortable vitality with which he lived his life.

‘The outlet that has been left within the hearts of all who knew and beloved him won’t ever be crammed. No period of time can heal the injuries which have been inflicted.’

He continued: ‘The great recollections I’ve of my son won’t ever be tarnished, they’ll endlessly be in my coronary heart and soul.

‘I beloved him a lot and in some way I’ve to stay my life realizing that I’ll by no means get to see him develop as much as be the great man he would have been.

‘I want to thank South Wales Police and the prosecution group who’ve labored tirelessly to deliver these accountable for my son’s homicide to courtroom.

‘From all of us, thanks for doing a tremendous job and for getting justice for my son.’

Revealed: Bodybuilding 6ft4 racist stepfather who murdered Logan Mwangi was a Nationwide Entrance member who bulled the five-year-old, calling him ‘Coco-pop’ and forcing him to eat Weetabix as household scoffed KFC 

Six-foot four-inch John Cole (pictured with Angharad Williamson) had claimed he was in the Special Forces in the military but there is no record of him ever being a regular in the British Army

Six-foot four-inch John Cole (pictured with Angharad Williamson) had claimed he was within the Particular Forces within the navy however there isn’t a document of him ever being a daily within the British Military

Logan Mwangi’s stepfather John Cole is a former Nationwide Entrance member who nicknamed the five-year-old ‘Coco Pop’ and made him eat Weetabix whereas the remainder of the household feasted on a KFC.

Cole had claimed ‘Coco Pop’ was a time period of affection however he had a historical past of assembly up with racist teams, and shortly after assembly accomplice Angharad Williamson he instructed a pal throughout a fitness center session: ‘I don’t like Logan.’

His girlfriend from 20 years in the past Anna Powell described him as ‘racist and homophobic’, a preliminary listening to was instructed.

Six-foot four-inch Cole had claimed he was within the Particular Forces within the navy however there isn’t a document of him ever being a daily within the British Military.

However the bullying stepfather would use army-style punishments to self-discipline five-year-old Logan when he was naughty.

The ‘well mannered and chatty’ schoolboy was made to do press-ups till he was in tears and would collapse on the ground.

Cole additionally make him eat Weetabix whereas the remainder of the household tucked right into a KFC, smacking his lips and telling the little boy how good the takeaway tasted.

Shame: Cole hides his face as he arrives at Cardiff Crown Court

Disgrace: Cole hides his face as he arrives at Cardiff Crown Court docket

Cole had claimed 'Coco Pop' was a term of affection but he had a history of meeting up with racist groups, and soon after meeting partner Angharad Williamson he told a friend during a gym session: 'I don't like Logan' (pictured)

Cole had claimed ‘Coco Pop’ was a time period of affection however he had a historical past of assembly up with racist teams, and shortly after assembly accomplice Angharad Williamson he instructed a pal throughout a fitness center session: ‘I don’t like Logan’ (pictured)

The prosecution argued that the time period Coco Pop was ‘dehumanising and disrespectful’ in the direction of blended race Logan and proof of Cole’s ‘long-standing, firmly held racist beliefs’.

It was put ahead as a motive why Cole killed the ‘well mannered and chatty’ schoolboy on July 31 final yr however the choose within the trial dominated it was inadmissible within the trial.

However the preliminary listening to, which might now be reported, was instructed Cole’s ex-girlfriends Miss Powell and Lauren Acton each claimed he was violent in the direction of them ‘in a home setting’. Acton was pregnant on the time.

Cole – identified to everybody as Jay – had assaulted Williamson whereas her pal Jodie Simmons was in one other room on the household’s flat in Bridgend.

Ms Simmons stated she heard a scream and went into the sitting room the place Cole stated he’d pushed her.

However Williamson stated he’d strangled her and Simmons may see pink marks round her neck.

Cole, who was born within the Midlands, met Angharad Williamson in a neighborhood pub and the pair arrange dwelling in a close-by rented two-bedroomed flat the place that they had a loud and stormy relationship. 

Court artist sketch of John Cole giving evidence at Cardiff Crown Court

Court docket artist sketch of John Cole giving proof at Cardiff Crown Court docket

Neighbours would say ‘Baldy’s kicking off once more’ once they heard Cole shouting at Williamson or Logan.

The bottom-floor flat is only a three-minute stroll to the river the place Cole dumped Logan’s physique like ‘fly-tipping garbage’ at 2am on July 31 final yr.

Giving proof to the homicide trial concerning the tragic occasions of that night time, Cole stated he was woken at 2am by Williamson screaming: ‘Logan’s lifeless’.

He claimed he spent 10 to fifteen minutes performing CPR earlier than placing him in a Spiderman T-shirt and carrying him out of the flat.

Cole instructed the jury: ‘We had been panicking and didn’t know what to do. We talked about about phoning the police and ambulance however Logan was already lifeless.’

‘Angharad stated to me: ”What will we do? What will we do?” I stated: ”What would you like me to do?” We went backwards and forwards for a very good 5 minutes or so.’

Requested why he didn’t name for an ambulance Cole replied: ‘Shock, panic. The state of affairs didn’t make sense and I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t pondering correctly, Logan was deceased, he was already lifeless.

‘I imagine Angharad stated to me: ”Simply get him out of right here”.’

Cole denied inflicting the brutal head accidents that led to his stepson’s dying however admitted clipping him across the head for misbehaving whereas the five-year-old was in lockdown due to Covid.

Controlling Cole banned Williamson’s mom Clare Williamson from visiting their flat after they ‘clashed heads’.

She instructed the trial: ‘Jay increasingly got here between me and Angharad and he put his foot down. That put an finish to our relationship.’

Cole lied to a pal that he had a 99-year suspended sentence hanging over him in an try to indicate he was to not be messed with.

However he does have convictions for assault, housebreaking, blackmail, intimidation and resisting a police officer.

Neighbours stated he lived off advantages and spent most of his days enjoying pc video games within the flat.

One native stated: ‘Individuals discovered him overbearing, he’s a tall bloke and makes use of his top to intimidate individuals. It’s a thoughts energy factor, he’s not a tough nut or something.

‘He was not somebody you’d invite round for a cup of tea and lots of people round right here would cross the street in the event that they noticed him coming.’