Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins to appear before Cardiff Magistrates Court charged with child sex offences
Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins has been charged with sexual offences against children and is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.
The 35-year-old, from Pontypridd, was named by South Wales Police in order to assist their investigation.
Two women, aged 20 and 24 from Doncaster and Bedford respectively, have been charged with similar offences and are also due to appear in court. All three were questioned at Cardiff Bay Police Station.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Peter Doyle, said: “Specially-trained staff are available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation and a dedicated telephone number has been set up.
“I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us.
“Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.”
Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on: 0800 056 0154; or NSPCC on 0800 389 5347.
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