Google looking into Steps' Ian Watkins picture error

Google has said it is "looking into" a picture mix-up that placed an image of Steps singer Ian "H" Watkins with a story about former Lostprophets frontman and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.

Steps singer 'astonished' over Ian Watkins image mix-up

Steps singer Ian "H" Watkins is "astonished" over a picture mix-up on Google that put an image of him next to a story about convicted paedophile and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.

Ian 'H' Watkins of the band Steps is "astonished" over the mix-up. Credit: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

The popstar's lawyers will take "immediate and determined steps" over the incident that has been "damaging" to the Steps star.

The singer's representatives told ITV News: “Ian is astonished that in spite of yesterday’s public apology from E! Online, Google have now created far more damaging and far reaching false and defamatory coverage linking our client to the appalling crimes of the Lostprophets singer.

"His solicitors are taking immediate and determined steps to urgently rectify the position.”

Read: Google 'looking into' Ian Watkins picture mix-up

Google 'looking into' Ian Watkins picture mix-up

Google said it was "looking into" a picture mix-up that placed an image of Steps singer Ian "H" Watkins with a story about former Lostprophets frontman and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.

The Steps singer's management said he was "furious" and "astonished" his picture was still linked to the convicted paedophile, according to BBC News.

Lawyers for "H" would be "taking immediate steps to urgently rectify the situation", according to the website.

A Google spokesperson told ITV News: "For some specific searches Ian H Watkins' picture is appearing in our results because he is relevant to the story having received a court apology. We are looking into the issue he raises."

The Steps singer tweeted last night:

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I can't actually tell you how angry and upset I am right now.... ;0(

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Steps star's anger after new Lostprophets 'mix-up'

Pop star Ian Watkins has tweeted his anger after his picture appeared alongside an online report on the sentencing of his Lostprophets namesake for a second time - hours after receiving a High Court apology for a similar mistake.

Read: Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins wins public apology

Pop star Ian Watkins tweeted an image of him that appeared alongside an online report on the sentencing of his Lostprophets namesake Credit: PA/Ianhwatkins

The pop singer posted a screen-grab from Google showing a CBS News story about the sentencing of the former Lostprophets singer alongside his photo, with a caption from BBC News.

Watkins said on Twitter: "SORT THIS OUT @CBSNews @google !!!! I am very upset ... Again !!!"

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was jailed for 35 years at Cardiff Crown Court on Wednesday for a string of child sex offences.