Former Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Stabbed by Inmates in British Prison

By | August 6, 2023



Former Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins was stabbed multiple times by fellow inmates in the British prison where he is serving a 29-year sentence for sex offenses involving children. Watkins was taken hostage by three prisoners, leading to a six-hour standoff with correction officers. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident is currently under investigation by the police. Watkins is serving his sentence at HMP Wakefield, a notorious prison known for housing dangerous criminals. Daniel Kreps reported

The photograph depicts the former lead singer of Lostprophets, Ian Watkins, who is currently serving a 29-year prison sentence for sex offenses involving minors. Recently, Watkins was subjected to a violent attack by fellow inmates in the British prison where he is incarcerated. He sustained multiple stab wounds during a six-hour standoff with the prisoners, resulting in his hospitalization. While some sources claim his injuries are life-threatening, others suggest that his condition is not critical. The incident is currently under investigation by the police, and the Prison Service has refrained from providing further details.

Watkins’ shocking crimes include the rape of a child under the age of 13, conspiracy to rape a one-year-old baby girl, and possession of child pornography. Disturbingly, it was revealed during his trial that the password to encrypted files on his computer was “I FUK KIDZ.” These despicable acts led to his imprisonment at HMP Wakefield, a notorious British prison housing individuals convicted of heinous crimes such as serial killers, murderers, and pedophiles.

Before his convictions, Watkins was known as the frontman and lyricist of the Welsh alternative metal band Lostprophets. The band achieved commercial success in the UK, with four records reaching the Top 10. However, Watkins’ arrest in June 2012, just two months after the release of their album “Weapons,” marked the end of his musical career. He was convicted and sentenced in December 2013.

In 2019, Watkins faced additional charges when a mobile phone was discovered in his possession. He claimed that he had been coerced by fellow inmates to hold onto the device. However, out of fear, he refused to disclose the identities of those who had given him the phone, considering the dangerous nature of his fellow inmates.

This recent incident highlights the dangers faced by individuals incarcerated for such abhorrent crimes, as well as the ongoing challenges faced by the prison system in ensuring their safety. The investigation into this violent attack on Watkins continues, and it remains to be seen whether he will recover from his injuries..