Body of five-year-old child found in south Wales river

The body of a missing five-year-old boy has been found in a river in south Wallis.

Police were called at 5.45am on Saturday to a report of a missing child in Sarn, Bridgend. The boy’s body was later found in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park.

He was taken to Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend where it was confirmed that the child had died. His family is being supported by specially trained officers.

South Wales police are investigating the incident and would like to speak to anybody who was in the area at the time he went missing or who may have information about how the boy got into the water.

Ch Insp Geraint White said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch.”

Hy het bygevoeg: “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.”

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