Lostprophets Members Issue Statement Regarding Charges Brought Against Ian Watkins

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In response to yesterday’s shocking developments regarding their singer Ian Watkins, the five other members of Lostprophets – guitarists Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis, bassist Stuart Richardson, drummer Luke “Jocko” Johnson and keyboardist/DJ Jamie Oliver have issued a brief statement, which can be read below:

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

The statement was posted on Lostprophets official website, the rest of which seems to have been taken down for the moment. As reported at length yesterday including on this website here, Mr Watkins, 35, from Wales has been remanded in custody pending a court appearance in Cardiff on New Years Eve 2012.

As stated in the original report, anyone with knowledge of the case is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on 0800 056 0154; or the NSPCC on 0800 389 5347; or email operationglobe@south-wales.pnn.police.uk. Anyone from outside of the UK is asked to phone 00 44 207 158 0011.

Further updates on this story will again be available as and when they develop.

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