Lostprophets singer denies 24 sex offences

Ian Watkins of Pontypridd remains in custody after pleading not guilty. Credit: ITV

The singer of the Lostprophets Ian Watkins today denied 24 sex charges including allegedly raping a child.He appeared before Cardiff Crown Court via video-link from Parc Prison, Bridgend.

A statement from him was read outside court where he said: "I want to thank my family, friends and all the fans for their support throughout this whole ordeal. Your support gives me strength, I deny all the allegations made against me and will continue to fight to the end to clear my name."