John Cole Wiki – John Cole Biography
John Cole is the stepfather of Logan Williamson, who was pulled dead from a river had multiple injuries, including a torn liver, an internal head injury, and a broken collarbone.
He has been accused of the murder of little Logan Mwangi after he was found in the waters.
Details of Logan’s injuries were revealed for the first time in court as his mother, Angharad Williamson, 30, and another boy, 13, appeared charged with perverting the course of justice.
He is 39 years old.
Logan Mwangi Murder
The fun-loving schoolboy was reported missing at 5.45 am on Saturday, and there were fears he had walked out of his house to the river nearby.
But police became suspicious after interviewing Logan’s family at their home in Bridgend, South Wales.
Logan was found dead in the Ogmore River, near Pandy Park in Bridgend, where he loved to play with his friends.
Police and forensic officers searched the scene after the five-year-old was discovered in the water early on Saturday morning.
The murder investigation has shocked the community, and police say they understand locals want answers about how Logan died.
Cole, of Bridgend, appeared before magistrates in Cardiff today dressed in a grey prison tracksuit and spoke only to confirm his name and address.
He looked down at the floor throughout the hearing as the court heard the case could only be dealt with at crown court.
Bench chair Elaine Farthing said: ‘You’ve been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice. You are remanded in custody to appear at Newport Crown Court on Friday 6th August at 9 am.’
Logan’s mother, Angharad Williamson, 30, and care worker Cole and a 13-year-old boy have also been charged with perverting the course of justice.
There was tight security at the court as the three arrived in white vans.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea, said: ‘This is a very difficult case for all involved, and I extend my deepest sympathies to Logan’s family and friends.
‘This remains an extensive and sensitive investigation by the Major Crime Investigation Team, and I am grateful to the local community for its support and understanding while we have continued to gather evidence across several scenes.
‘Legal proceedings are now underway, and I want to remind everyone to avoid speculation which may prejudice this investigation.
‘We continue to appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to the incident to contact the Major Crime Investigation Team.’
The tragic youngster lived just 400 yards away from the river, where he was found in a ground-floor terraced flat with his family.