Murdered boy's injuries 'seen as accident' by doctors

Logan Mwangi murder: Injuries seen as accident by doctor

Nov 24, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, South Wales Police Image caption, Five-year-old Logan Mwangi was killed by his mother, stepfather and a teenage boy in July 2021 Hospital doctors failed to share with child protection services a list of "significant" injuries a five-year-old boy suffered 11 months before he was murdered, a case review has found.
  • Logan Mwangi had a broken arm and multiple bruises across his body when he was taken to A&E in August 2020.
  • The paediatric consultant did not consider Logan to be a child "who had sustained a non-accidental injury" and there was no evidence that information about the injuries was shared with agencies outside the health board.
  • It also said the initial child protection report by social services was an "accurate and concise assessment" of the risks and needs of Logan and his family, despite being a "complicated and complex task to achieve".

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