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Ex-Lostprophets Vocalist Ian Watkins Reportedly Hospitalized After Being Beaten And Stabbed In Prison (Updated)


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Update: August 06th, 2023 11:13am:

Sky News are reporting that the injuries Watkins sustained in the incident are not life-threatening.

Original Story:

The Mirror are reporting that former Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins has been hospitalized after being taken hostage and violently attacked at HMP Wakefield. Watkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison back in 2013 after being found guilty of various child sex related crimes.

Per The Mirror, Watkins was allegedly taken hostage by three other inmates in the prison around 09:00am this morning (August 05th). He is said to have have suffered stab wounds and several beatings before ultimately being freed by prison officials roughly six hours later. The Mirror are reporting unspecified sources that Watkins was listed in critical condition.

The Sun report that Watkins was stabbed in the neck during the altercation and has since been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary. The aforementioned publication also stated that the hostage situation was defused by prison staff in riot gear.

Police continue the investigate the incident with Watkins reportedly having been treated by EMTs for the injuries he sustained in the incident. Watkins has run afoul of the law since being incarcerated, having been found guilty of concealing a cell phone in his anus back in 2019.

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