South Wales Police undertook a full review of the sequence of events that led to the arrest of Ian Watkins. We identified that there were issues of concern and voluntarily referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaint’s Commission for investigation.
We are committed to reviewing cases, as we did here, and to learn lessons if we have got it wrong as appropriate. We will respond promptly to the IPCC investigation and its findings.
We have already completed reviews into supervision within public protection and our intelligence processes to improve our identification of risk.
The IPCC has confirmed that a detective sergeant is being investigated over allegations of gross misconduct.
Our primary objective as an organisation remains the safeguarding of vulnerable people and children.
The guilty plea entered by Watkins and co defendants does not mark the end of the investigation. We will work tirelessly to identify any other victims or witnesses and seek the justice they deserve.
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It will be wet and windy this evening and through much of tonight with some heavy rain at times.
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It will be a bright start to Saturday, with some sunny spells. However, cloud and rain will reach the far west by late-afternoon.