Lostpophets’ Ian Watkins on suicide watch

Watkins date setIan Watkins, founding member and lead singer of Lostprophets, is officially on suicide watch as he awaits trial for 24 sexual offence charges.


UK newspaper The Independent reported earlier today that his barrister, Sally O’Neill told the court that a clinical psychologist had recommended that he be moved from Parc prison in Bridgend to a psychiatric hospital, and that should receive anti-psychotic medication.


Watkins is on suicide watch five times an hour.


Watkins was first charged late last year with “conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a one-year old baby girl, possession of and/or distribution of indecent images of children and extreme animal pornography”.


He has denied all charge and has two female co-defendants, one of whom has admitted to sexually touching a child and distributing indecent images of the incident. Watkins is currently remanded in prison.


After his arrest, the Lostprophets posted this message on their website: “Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you.


It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers. Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu.”
Watkins’ trial is set for 25th November of this year.

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