Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is on suicide watch five times an hour as he prepares to stand trial on accused charges of raping a baby, according to the Irish Independent. While his hearing is set for October 14, he appeared via video in Wales court yesterday. Read an excerpt from the Irish Independent below:
“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.”
Two of the women who were co-accused appeared in court as well. The 24-year-old denied the charges against her while the 20-year-old has admitted sexually touching a child and taking and distributing indecent images of it. All three of the accused are to be held in custody until October 14.