In the last half an hour or so major news outlets including ITV news and the BBC have reported that Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been arrested and charged in regards to multiple counts of sexual offences against a minor.
Watkins, who is 35, has been charged with three offences of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a girl of under 13 as well as possession of indecent images of children. Two other people, both female have been arrested in conjunction with the same inquiry.
Lostprophets are one of the UKs most successful rock bands of the last 15 years and headlined the Vans Warped Tour UK festival at London’s Alexandra Palace only last month.
Some links to the original stories are below:
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on 0800 056 0154; or the NSPCC on 0800 389 5347; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone from outside of the UK is asked to phone 00 44 207 158 0011.
As and when more news is available on this shocking story we will bring it to you, along with any comment from Ian Watkins or his Lostprophets band mates.