DETECTIVES investigating the death of two-year-old Reid Steele have today (August 18) charged a woman from Bridgend with murder.

Natalie Steele, 31, of Broadlands will appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 18 August, 2021.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Davies, said:  “This is a harrowing case for all concerned and my thoughts go out to Reid’s family who continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

“Legal proceedings are now live, and whilst I appreciate there are concerns in the community, I would urge people to refrain from speculating on social media. Our investigation continues and anybody who thinks they may have relevant information is urged to make contact. The family respectfully ask to be left to grieve at this very difficult time.”

His family have paid the following tribute to him:

“He was a super, super-happy, gorgeous, wonderful and intelligent little boy who lit up everyone’s lives. He loved the garden and the beach, picking raspberries and going for walks collecting shells. He was a very chatty little boy and would happily speak to anyone.”

Contact can be made with South Wales Police by any of the following means:

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