Police Lostprophets 'lessons'

South Wales police have launched a review over the case of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins say lessons would be learnt 'if we got it wrong' after documents showed they were aware of abuse claims in 2008.

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Police 'investigated complaint' about Watkins abuse

In response to claims that police were made aware of abuse allegations against the former lead singer of the Lostprophets as early as 2008, Bedfordshire Police said:

Bedfordshire Police received a complaint from a member of the public after she had reported a suspected incident of child abuse.

The force Professional Standards Department investigated the complaint and an email explaining the outcome of that investigation has been sent to the complainant.

At the time of the original investigation there was insufficient evidence to apply to the magistrates for a warrant.

However, information was shared with partner agencies, including South Wales Police and child protection processes followed.

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