Lostprophets singer cancels planned tour after sex charges

The defending barrister of Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins has said his client would be denying alleged sex charges made against him and argued that his celebrity status could help to enforce bail conditions.

Tom Crowther added that Lostphrophets had cancelled a planned tour and that Watkins had no previous convictions.Mr Crowther said Watkin's mother, who was sitting in the public gallery, was willing to put forward her house as a surety.

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Singer denies child sex charges

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has appeared in court to deny almost 24 sex offence charges, including two allegations of raping a one-year-old baby.