1. National

Paedophile Ian Watkins applies to appeal against jail term

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who was given a 35-year sentence after admitting 13 child abuse offences, has lodged an application for permission to appeal. The judge described him as "a committed and determined paedophile."

View all 2 updates ›

Disgraced star applies for permission to appeal jail length

The disgraced rock star and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins lodged an application for permission to appeal. Watkins was handed a 35-year sentence for a string of child sex offences, including a custodial term of 29 years and a further six on licence.

Watkins was sentenced to 35 years, Credit: Tara Vickers/EMPICS Entertainment

Watkins, 36, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court last month.

He confessed to 13 offences and was described as a committed and determined paedophile.

His two accomplices, Woman A and Woman B, were jailed for 14 years and 16 years respectively.

More top news