Three arrests made over boy’s river death in Bridgend

River Death in Bridgend
River Death in Bridgend

A child’s body was found in the Ogmore River Death in Bridgend in the initial hours of Saturday morning.

South Wales Police mentioned a 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and the teenage boy had been under arrest.

The force stated it was “not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident”.

The boy’s body was found near Pandy Park after reports of anxieties for a missing five-year-old in the Sarn area of Bridgend were raised at 05:45 BST on Saturday.

The boy was discovered in the river and taken to Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend where it was established that he had died.” This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life,” Ch Insp Geraint White had mentioned.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch. We would ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as this is an active investigation. If you have any information that can help, please report this to us.”

“Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can.”

He added “regular contact” had been made with the boy’s family, who specialist trained officers were holding.” The local neighbourhood police team will continue to support and speak to residents in the area, and I encourage people to talk to them if they have any concerns. We recognise there are a lot of people in the local community who would like answers about what happened to him.”


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