The accidents sustained by ailing pedophile and former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins when he was held hostage by three different inmates for six hours and stabbed within the neck are NOT life-threatening, police have confirmed.
Watkins, 46, was described as ‘screaming’ for his life at HMP Wakefield through the protracted assault and was solely rescued when an armed ‘Tornado’ staff of specifically educated riot cops cleared the hostage state of affairs, The Sun reported.
It was reported that paramedics exterior the jail might be seen giving life-saving remedy to the ex-rocker.
Now West Yorkshire Police have confirmed his situation will not be life-threatening.
A police spokesman stated: ‘West Yorkshire Police have been knowledgeable by HMP Wakefield personnel of an assault on a prisoner on Saturday afternoon 5 August.
“He was taken to hospital where his injuries are not considered life-threatening. Investigations are underway.’
Sources claim Watkins has a ‘target on his back’ in prison and was attacked on Saturday as the inmates were waiting for a day with less staff.
Officers threw stun grenades into the cell to free Watkins from the other prisoners after they stormed the wing.
Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins was allegedly stabbed in the neck by three inmates
Watkins claimed at his trial that he did not remember any of the offenses as he was using a large amount of crystal meth at the time
Lostprophets members (from left) Lee Gaze, Stuart Richardson, Mike Lewis, Ian Watkins and Luke Johnson
The ex-rocker was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for 13 offenses against children, including the attempted rape of an 11-month-old baby.
A source told The sun Watkins, who is serving 29 years in prison and a further six probation, was attacked by three ‘heavy’ inmates and dragged into a cell which was then barricaded by the gang.
They described the pedophile as “screaming” and fearing for his life as he was taken away, with your complete West Yorkshire jail wing rapidly sealed off.
The assault, which started round 9 a.m. Saturday, lasted six hours till Watkins might be freed.
The supply added: ‘Clearly Watkins isn’t in style for who he’s – and walks round with an enormous goal on his again.
“They got it on a Saturday, which is generally quieter with less staff and it seems to be planned.
“People heard he was in bad shape when he came out, but he will probably survive.
“He was taken to Leeds and was still in hospital.”
Another supply instructed The mirror Watkins was ‘battered’ earlier than being stabbed and paramedics have been seen giving life-saving remedy exterior the jail.
A jail service spokesperson stated: ‘Police are investigating an incident that took place at HMP Wakefield on Saturday. We cannot comment further while the police investigate.’
Watkins was sentenced to 35 years behind bars after admitting to a heinous string of crimes, together with the tried rape of an 11-month-old child, plus 10 others after preying on followers.
He additionally admitted conspiring to rape a baby, three counts of sexual assault involving youngsters, seven counts of taking, making or possessing indecent photographs of kids and one among possessing an especially pornographic picture of a sexual act with an animal.
He modified his plea early in his trial, however claimed he couldn’t bear in mind the “depraved” abuse as a result of he was excessive on crystal meth.
At trial, Watkins claimed he couldn’t bear in mind the “depraved” abuse he dedicated as a result of he was excessive on crystal meth
In a jail cell at HMP Wakefield the place Watkins has been sentenced to 29 years behind bars. Three inmates reportedly held him hostage for six hours (photograph, inventory picture)
Watkins was sentenced to 35 years behind bars after admitting to a heinous collection of crimes, together with the tried rape of an 11-month-old child.
The assault occurred at HMP Wakefield (photograph, inventory picture). West Yorkshire Police stated the investigation is ongoing
A supply described the second when Watkins was held hostage in jail (pictured, inventory picture), saying the pedophile was ‘screaming’ and ‘fearing for his life’
Since the 35-year time period was handed down, he has obtained an extra 10 months in jail for possession of a cell phone.
At a listening to for that crime, he recounted how he was locked up with “the worst of the worst” and stated somebody might “sneak up behind me and slit my throat.”
The singer – a former boyfriend of BBC radio and tv presenter Fearne Cotton – pleaded responsible to intercourse offenses involving the kids of two feminine followers, who have been sentenced to 14 and 17 years in jail for permitting the offence.
Prosecutor QC Chris Clee instructed Cardiff Crown Court in 2013: ‘Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band called the Lostprophets.
“He was also a determined and committed pedophile who engaged in serious sex crimes involving two infants.”
Mr Clee also gave details of a sickening 17 minute video featuring Watkins and one of the babies’ moms.
He stated that camcorder footage had been made in a London lodge room exhibiting Watkins performing a sexual act on the kid.
Judge Royce, who sentenced Watkins, stated the case took “new directions” and his actions “plunged into new depths of depravity.”
Lostprophets entered the rock scene in 2000 with their debut album TheFakeSoundofProgress. A serious label deal quickly adopted and the band’s second album, Start Something, grew to become a business success each at residence within the UK and the US in 2002.
However, cracks quickly started to appear in Watkins’ life – with rumors that he was a sex-crazed drug addict who usually engaged in shady on-line intercourse chats with younger followers.
He has additionally beforehand confronted a number of allegations of inappropriate messages and intercourse with underage ladies.
Watkins initially denied his sickening crimes, claiming he was tricked into wanting like a pedophile after police discovered incriminating footage.