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Jailed Ex-Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins 'Hid Mobile Phone In His Anus', Court Hears

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Jailed former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins pulled a mobile phone from his anus following a strip search in prison, a court has heard.

Leeds Crown Court was told how 42-year-old Watkins had been searched in Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire, after intelligence had been received that he was in possession of a phone.

The search took place on March 10 2018 but the prison officer who conducted the search in a sterile cell did not find anything, prosecutor Stephen Wood told a jury, and then left him on 15-minute watch.

Wood described how Watkins asked the officer if he would still be allowed to see his mother, who was travelling to visit him.

The prosecutor said: “He reached in his underwear towards his anus.

“After about 10 seconds the defendant produced a small white telephone.

“You will understand that this must have been inserted into his anus.”

Wood said a small charger was later found in Watkins’s cell.

The jury of nine men and three women was........

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