22 Jan 2024

Christopher Kapessa: Boy died after being pushed into river as a prank, coroner rules

Home Affairs Correspondent

The mother of a 13-year-old who died after he was pushed into a South Wales river has called again for the teenager who did it to be prosecuted.

Christopher Kapessa, who was said not to be a strong swimmer, drowned in July 2019 after being pushed into the Cynon River in South Wales.

And today a coroner ruled that he was deliberately pushed off a ledge eight feet above the water as a prank.