Lostprophets have responded to news of singer Ian Watkins facing child sex charges 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
According to BBC News, Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been charged with sexual offences against children. The singer has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.
Two women, aged 20 and 24, have also been charged with similar offences.
Any members of the public with relevant information are requested to contact the authorities on 0800 056 0154, or the NSPCC on 0800 389 5347.
Please note that at present these are allegations, with Watkins set to appear before Cardiff magistrates on Wednesday. We’ll have more information as soon as we receive it.