Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins on suicide watch five times an hour as he awaits baby rape trial
Clinical psychologist suggests singer receive anti-psychotic medication and be moved from prison to a psychiatric hospital
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is on suicide watch five times an hour as he prepares to stand trial accused of raping a baby.
A clinical psychologist suggested the singer receive anti-psychotic medication, and recommended he be moved from Parc prison in Bridgend to a psychiatric hospital.
The details emerged as Watkins appeared via video-link at a pre-trial review in Cardiff Crown Court this morning.
The 35-year-old’s defence barrister Sally O'Neill said: “He has been seen by a clinical psychologist and she believes he should be receiving anti-psychotic medication… She wants him to be taken to a secure hospital for assessment and treatment.”
“He is on suicide watch five times an hour,” she added.
Watkins denies 24 sex offences, including raping a baby and possessing an extreme image of a person having sex with an animal.
His co-accused, two females who cannot be named for legal reasons, also appeared in court today.
While one of the women, a 24-year-old, denies all charges against her, the other, a 20-year-old, has admitted sexually touching a child and taking and distributing indecent images of it.
All three were remanded in custody as Judge Eleri Rees adjourned the hearing until 14 October.
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