25 Aug 2017

Police missed chances to bring paedophile Ian Watkins to justice

Home Affairs Correspondent

Detectives missed repeated opportunities to bring the paedophile Ian Watkins to justice, according to a damning report by the independent police complaints watchdog. The Lostprophets frontman was eventually sentenced to 35 years in prison for a string of sex offences. South Wales Police said they were “truly sorry”, and had introduced new measures to improve the way they protect vulnerable people. A warning: the subject matter is extremely distressing.