Police watchdog probe into another six officers for failing to act on information about paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins BEFORE he tried to rape a baby
The police officers are from three forces across England and Wales
Forces were allegedly warned about Watkins four years before conviction
Singer was jailed for 35 years last year for abusing two fans' babies
By Martin Robinson
21 May 2014
Six more police officers are being investigated over claims they could have stopped paedophile rock singer Ian Watkins before he abused two babies.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is probing whether staff at three police forces failed to act because the ex-Lostprophets frontman was famous.
The watchdog has served gross misconduct notices on three South Yorkshire Police officers, two Bedfordshire Police officers and a South Wales police officer as part of its ongoing inquiries.
One officer from South Wales Police was issued with the same warning last year, taking the total now under investigation to seven.
Singer Watkins is currently serving a 35-year prison term for a string of child sex offences.
Described as a 'committed' paedophile, he used his fame to seduce young fans who allowed him to abuse their babies.
After his trial it emerged that police were allegedly warned of his child porn obsession four years before he was jailed.
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