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.
Documents obtained by an investigative reporter claim police were first made aware of abuse allegations against Ian Watkins 2008.
Rock singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences, including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.