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Star charged over child offences

Police say Ian Watkins, the lead singer of Welsh rock group Lostprophets, has been charged with sexual offences against children.

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NSPCC Cymru statement on arrest of Lostprophet Ian Watkins

The NSPCC can confirm that it is working alongside South Wales Police and CEOP on this investigation....It’s vital we send a clear message to those who have experienced abuse that they can never be to blame for what has happened to them, that they have somewhere to turn and that they will be taken seriously.

– John Cameron, Head of child protection operations for the NSPCC

Children, young people and adults with any information relating to this inquiry can contact the NSPCC on 0800 3895347.

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