Logan Mwangi’s privately schooled mum spiraled into depraved life before killing son



Monster mum Angharad Williamson had an easy life of middle class privilege – but threw it all away for lies and depravity.

Born into a luxury life as a stockbroker’s daughter, she enjoyed a private education before going off the rails as a teenager.

Her early years stand in grim contrast with the woman she became, describing herself as a “sh*t mother” in court even though she also told the jury she “loved the bones” of “perfect baby” Logan.

The truth was that she was heard by neighbors to shout and swear at him, including calling him a “bastard” and “f****g d***head” in the street.

Her teen rebellion merely marked the start of a feckless life of self-serving lies which ultimately led to little Logan’s death.

During her trial Williamson was described by the prosecution as a “liar who will try any stunt to avoid her true personality being on display”, and who “had been exposed by the trial process as being a selfish woman whose only protective interests are for herself “.







Little Logan Mwangi was found with 56 external injuries
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Logan’s body was callously dumped in the river 400 yards from the home
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Indeed she admitted she lied to detectives investigating her son’s death in order to protect herself.

She failed to tell officers of an attack on Logan by her partner Cole, and the unidentified teen 14- two days before his death, until her fifth police interview.

Williamson claimed to be an “overprotective mother” but covered up attacks and abuse of Logan by lying to doctors, police and social workers about his previous injuries.

In his final few weeks on earth Logan had become miserable and anxious – wetting himself and self-harming by pinching himself or biting his lips until they bled.

London-born Williamson is the daughter of City of London stockbrokers and attended private school before achieving 12 GCSEs to enroll on a filmmaking course at college in Southend.

But after moving out of her mother’s home as a teenager she got into trouble with the police – for spending money on her mum’s credit card and even taking her car on an illegal spin with her boyfriend.







Angharad Williamson, 31, and John Cole, 40, were found guilty of murder
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Angharad got into trouble with the police as a teen
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Williamson fell pregnant with Logan while living in Brentwood, Essex, and gave birth a day after her 25th birthday in March 2016.

During her pregnancy, epileptic Williamson suffered seizures throughout and moved to South Wales to stay with mum Clare who had retired to the village of St Bridge’s Major near Bridgend so she could receive extra help.

Logan’s father Benjamin Mwangi remained in Essex and, despite trying to maintain a relationship, the couple became estranged and eventually split.

Shortly after Williamson – who had a part-time job working at the village post office – married soldier Jordan Hunt who was based at nearby barracks but the marriage broke down when Hunt returned from Afghanistan with PTSD and was convicted of attacking her.

Williamson told the court she enjoyed her life as a single mum with Logan as she and her mother worked together to bring him up.

She said: “I took pictures every day, I took pictures of him sneezing, of him coughing, I was so overjoyed by Logan. I loved the bones of that boy.







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“My mum was like a second mum to Logan. She was great.”

Asked about her relationship with Logan, Williamson said: “It was beautiful. I’m quite a needy emotional person and Logan was very cuddly, so is my mum.

“We were very close. Logan was my little sidekick. We did everything together, he was such a beautiful happy little boy.

“He was so clever, he wanted to explore the world and see what it was about. He was so clever and I was so proud, so proud, I put his photos up on my windows and showed him off on Facebook – I was so proud of him.”

But her sordid life took yet another backwards turn shortly after moving out of her mother’s home once again.

Williamson was awarded a two-bedroom council flat at 5 Lower Llansantffraid in Sarn, Bridgend, in January 2019, the same home where medics estimated Logan spent his tragic last hours dying in “extreme pain”.







Mum Angharad Williamson cried when police told her they had found Logan’s body
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In April 2019 she met 6ft 4ins and 15 stone John Cole on a night out in The Railway pub in Bridgend town center before sleeping with him that night.

Williamson fell pregnant almost straight away and Cole – who lived just a five minute walk from her home – began a relationship despite him still living with his estranged partner.

Williamson had been deemed unable to work or drive due to her regular seizures and would pocket around £1,500-a-month in benefits and not have to pay rent on her council flat and Cole would stay over regularly.

She said her relationship with unemployed Cole was initially “perfect” with her saying: “I felt like I had failed Logan because his biological father wasn’t around and Jordan didn’t turn out to be a good person. I desperately wanted a little fairytale family.”

She told the court how she would watch programs on “pimple popping” and in-growing toenails with Cole to help him by popping spots on his “sweaty” back after he returned from the gym or dealing with his life-long toe condition.







Asked about her relationship with Logan, Williamson said: “It was beautiful. I’m quite a needy emotional person and Logan was very cuddly, so is my mum”
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Logan Mwangi’s mum Angharad Williamson, 31, and stepdad John Cole, 40, were convicted of murdering the five-year-old
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She said: “I know it sounds weird but spot-popping is quite satisfactory because it’s cleanliness and clean.”

But a few months into their relationship pregnant Williamson traveled to London to meet Logan’s biological father Mr Mwangi and see her own father who lived nearby.

Williamson said Cole repeatedly “interrogated” her about the visit when she returned to South Wales and demanded to know if she slept with Mr Mwangi.

Williamson said: “He was very cold to me. I felt like I was being interrogated a lot.”

Williamson said Cole would raise the issue with Logan repeatedly and quiz the five-year-old about it.

But she claimed it was to cover for his own gay affair with a man he met at his gym.

She said: “Jay would ask leading questions and say to Logan ‘mummy and daddy were kissing, yes?’






Logan Mwangi bedroom looking into the hallway

“If you do that to a five-year-old then they’re going to want to agree with you.”

She said: “It was because of his guilt because he had an affair with another man while I was in London.”

Williamson admitted that her bond with Logan weakened after she gave birth to Cole’s baby in early 2020.

She said: “It wasn’t the same.”

The court heard that after the birth of her second child Logan was “othered” in the family and “picked on” by Cole with Williamson not challenging his cruel punishments of her son.

In August 2020 Logan suffered a broken arm – an injury Williamson now admits covering up and lying to police about.

But despicable Williamson told police that Logan had fallen down a flight of stairs and thought that he suffered a dislocated shoulder tried to “pop it” back into place.

It was not until January 2021 that she finally admitted to detectives that Logan’s fall was not accidental – and that the youngster had been pushed down the stairs by the youth defendant.

That phone call led to social services becoming involved with the family and Logan being placed on the child protection register.

Williamson changed her story again at trial relating to the arm injury – saying that it was not her that tried to fix the dislocation but John Cole.

Despite social services involvement the abuse of Logan got worse and in May 2021 Williamson burned him with a boiling hot teaspoon she pulled from a cup of coffee.

The wound was so serious Logan “yelped” and jumped back and was left with a burn mark on his neck.

But Williamson and Cole again decided to cover up the injury – successfully telling social workers that Logan had burned his neck on the bath tap.

Social worker Gaynor Rush believed their tale and two weeks after the burn Logan’s status on the child protection register was lowered from a “child in protection” to a “child in need” meaning they needed less frequent contact with the family.

Mum Williamson attempted to portray herself as a loving mother to Logan but admitted holding him by the arms and shouting: “Stop f***ing lying” on the day before his death.







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The court heard she was “neurotic” about Covid-19 and when Logan tested positive 10 days before his death she locked him in his room away from the rest of the family.

Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said: “He had been kept like a prisoner in his small bedroom – a room described by Angharad Williamson as ‘like a dungeon’ with the curtains closed and a barred child’s gate stopping him from moving about the rest of the flat .

“That little boy was being made to face a wall, as food was being delivered so other members of the house did not catch covid. What must he have thought of the way his life was in these 10 days?”

Throughout much of her evidence Williamson portrayed herself as a victim – a mother grieving for her son who had been subjected to an oppressive relationship from Cole.

In a tearful display Williamson told how she slept through the night of Logan’s murder, having taken a cocktail of prescription medication for epilepsy and depression.

But her case was undone by CCTV evidence which showed lights being turned on and off in the family home at a time when she was the only one inside.

Digital experts found her phone was being accessed throughout the night with videos being played about pimple popping.

A self-confessed “true crime” fan Williamson found herself arrested over Logan’s murder the day after his body was found.

She cried in the witness box as she shouted: “I didn’t do it. I didn’t hurt Logan,” but the jury disagreed.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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