Lostprophets paedophile Ian Watkins ‘stabbed in prison after inmates take him hostage’

Pedophile rock star Ian Watkins was reportedly stabbed to death at HMP Wakefield.

The former Lostprophets frontman is said to have been hospitalized after being stabbed to death in West Yorkshire prison.

A source told The Mirror He was taken hostage by three other inmates on Saturday morning.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “Police are investigating an incident that occurred at HMP Wakefield on Saturday.

“While the police are conducting the investigation, we cannot comment further.”

Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in prison plus an additional six years in December 2013 after admitting to a series of sex offenses – including attempting to rape a fan’s baby.

The disgraced singer was arrested following the execution of a drug conviction at his home in Pontypridd on 21 September 2012 and a large number of computers, mobile phones and storage devices were seized.

Analysis of the equipment brought to light Watkins’ depraved behavior.

In 2017, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced that had police properly investigated the reports of a number of whistleblowers, he could have been caught and tried nearly four years earlier.

The incident reportedly took place at Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire (file photo).


In a damning report, the IPCC describes how South Wales police missed a number of opportunities to put an end to the Lostprophet singer’s campaign of child abuse in the years leading up to his arrest. Officials were found to have made “errors and omissions” and in some cases failed to conduct “even a rudimentary investigation” into reports of Watkins’ wrongdoing made by his ex-girlfriend Joanne Mjadzelics and other witnesses made between 2008 and September 2012.

IPCC Commissioner for Wales Jan Williams said the inquiry had raised “disturbing concerns” about the way the reports had been handled, which she said were subject to conscious or unconscious bias.

Ms Mjadzelics first reported Watkins to authorities in December 2008 and was questioned by video in March 2009 when she told officers she had received a message on her mobile phone from Watkins about his desire to sexually abuse children.

The report said the phone was not examined “on the basis that their report was malicious”.

Russell Falcon

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