Three people – including a 13-year-old – have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a five-year-old boy was found dead in a river in Wales.
The boy, who has yet to be identified, was reported missing from his south Wales home at around 5.45am on Saturday morning.
His body was later recovered in the River Ogmore, and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Bridgend’s Princess of Wales Hospital.
Dozens of officers, forensics teams and police divers have been searching the playing field and paths between Sarn and the river where the boy’s body was found.
A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy have now been arrested on suspicion of murder, a spokesperson for South Wales Police said today.
A body of a five-year-old boy was pulled from a Welsh river by police after they were called to reports of a missing child
Officers were called at 5.45am on Saturday to the Sarn area of Bridgend, south Wales. The boy’s body was found in the River Ogmore (pictured)
Large parts of Pandy Park in Sarn were sealed off as police forensics teams carried out a fingertip search of the area
Large parts of Pandy Park in Sarn were sealed off as police forensics teams carried out a fingertip search of the area.
Specially trained officers are supporting the boy’s family and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Chief Inspector Geraint White said: ‘Our condolences go out to the family of the young boy and our thoughts are with them.
‘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.
Specially trained officers are supporting the boy’s family and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward
‘We are keeping an open mind and are working hard to establish the full circumstances of his death so that we can provide answers to his family.
‘This is an extensive and sensitive investigation and many people have been affected by this death.’