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Peaches apologises over tweets

Peaches Geldof has apologised for posting the names of the two mothers whose babies were involved in abuse by rock star Ian Watkins on Twitter. Her comments come after detectives confirmed they were investigating and were in talks with prosecutors.

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Police warn of social media use to discuss abuse case

We are aware that the names of Ian Watkins' co- defendants have been published on social media channels.

Clearly, there is strong public feeling about this case and many people are using social media forums to talk about the issues involved.

We are currently in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the matter and will take action if appropriate.

Our primary objective as an organisation remains the safeguarding of vulnerable people and children.

Victims of sexual abuse have a right to anonymity in order to protect their future welfare and we urge those discussing the issues raised online to be careful about using information that identifies victims in cases like this.

– Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle of South Wales Police

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