Lostprophets singer Watkins' sentence appeal rejected

Former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has had an appeal against his 35 year sentence rejected by the Court of Appeal sitting at Cardiff Crown Court.

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Watkins' 35 year sentence 'not manifestly excessive'

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Watkins refused permission to appeal 35 year sentence

Paedophile Ian Watkins, the former singer of Lostprophets, has been denied permission to appeal his 35 year sentence, the Court of Appeal ruled.

His co-defendant, who was sentenced to 17 years, was also told she could not appeal her sentence.

Paedophile Ian Watkins. Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

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Paedophile Ian Watkins seeks sentence reduction

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins will contest his 35-year sentence for a string of child sex offences today.

A panel of judges at Cardiff Crown Court will decide whether the convicted paedophile has grounds for appeal.

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was described by the judge as a dangerous sexual predator. Credit: South Wales Police/PA Wire

The 37 year old, who is not challenging his 13 sex offence convictions, believes he was treated too harshly by sentencing judge Mr Justice Royce.

He was handed a minimum 29-year prison term and an additional six years on licence in December last year.

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