Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins ‘stabbed’ at Wakefield Prison while serving child sex abuse sentence

Ian Watkins has reportedly been stabbed in prison while serving a 29-year sentence for child sex offences

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has reportedly been attacked while serving a 29-year prison sentence for child sex offences. According to The Mirror the shamed rock star was stabbed at HMP Wakefield where he is serving time.

According to the BBC, a Prison Service spokesperson said police were investigating an incident that took place at the prison on Saturday.

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They added: "We are unable to comment further while the police investigate".

Watkins was jailed in 2013 for numerous child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.

The BBC reports that Prison Officers’ Association vice-chair Dave Todd said he was concerned for staff and prisoners over the rising number of incidents they are being exposed to in jails - but did not comment on Watkin’s reported attack.

Watkins is currently serving a 29 year prison sentence with a further six years on licence. However, he will be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of the prison term.

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Disgraced former Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins is said to be in a 'critical condition' after being taken hostage by three fellow inmates at HMP Wakefield  yesterday morning (Saturday, August 5, 2023)Disgraced former Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins is said to be in a 'critical condition' after being taken hostage by three fellow inmates at HMP Wakefield  yesterday morning (Saturday, August 5, 2023)
Disgraced former Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins is said to be in a 'critical condition' after being taken hostage by three fellow inmates at HMP Wakefield yesterday morning (Saturday, August 5, 2023) | Mix

Watkins rose to fame in 1997 after Welsh rock band Lostprophets formed. The group released five studio albums in total, including a number one album in the UK and two Top 10 singles. Their second and third album also reached the Top 40 in the US.

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