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The detective constable from South Wales Police who is being investigated for gross misconduct over the handling of allegations against Ian Watkins is the second officer from the force to face investigation from the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The police watchdog is investigating six more police officers for gross misconduct over the handling of allegations against Ian Watkins, the former Lostprophets singer from Pontypridd, jailed for child sex offences.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it has served gross misconduct notices on a police officer from South Wales Police, two officers from Bedfordshire Police and three from South Yorkshire Police, telling them their conduct is subject to investigation.
The South Wales Police detective constable was attached to the Child Protection Unit.
The IPCC says it has three investigations ongoing into the response of the three forces to allegations that Watkins was abusing children.
It is investigating the handling of three reports made to South Yorkshire Police between March and May 2012, which contained allegations about Watkins, with potential evidence.
It is also investigating how Bedfordshire Police handled information from a member of the public who reported an allegation of child abuse against Watkins in October 2012.