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Teen among 3 arrested on suspicion of murder after boy, 5, found dead in river

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A 13-year-old boy is among three to have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a five-year-old boy was pulled from a river and later pronounced dead.

Along with the teenager, a 39-year-old man and 30-year-old woman have also been arrested.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

The youngster was pulled from Ogmore river in the Sarn area of Bridgend in Wales at around 5.45am yesterday morning (July 31).

He was rushed to Princess of Wales Hospital where his death was confirmed.

A statement from South Wales Police on Sunday said: "We can confirm that following reports of concerns for a missing five-year-old boy in Sarn, Bridgend, and the subsequent finding of the body in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park, three people have been arrested.

"A 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old man, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"We are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident."

Chief Inspector Geraint White had said earlier today that the incident was "tragic".

"This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life," he added.

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

Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident can contact the Major Crime Team directly via this portal link

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