South East Wales

Paedophile Ian Watkins' move to HMP Rye Hill false

Ian Watkins Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption Watkins was jailed for 29 years and told he must serve a further six on licence in 2013

Media reports that Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been moved to HMP Rye Hill prison are false, BBC Wales understands.

Watkins was jailed for 29 years in 2013 for a string of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

It was reported he had been moved from a category A prison to the category B prison in Warwickshire, which houses only sex offenders.

But the BBC understands those reports are not true.

The Ministry of Justice has declined to comment.

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