The shocked Lostprophets band respond to singers arrest to charges relating to child sex offences and have thanked fans for support as they “seek answers’

Lostprophets issued a statement in response to yesterday’s news that their singer had to appear before a court facing charges relating to child sex offences.

A statement on the Welsh band’s official website reads:

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

 

 

Ian Watkins, 35, of Pontypridd, appeared before Cardiff magistrates facing six charges relating to sexual offences against two young children.

He faces a charge of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 13 and four offences relating to possession and distribution of indecent images of children.

He was remanded in custody.

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