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28/11/2013 09:52 GMT | Updated 28/11/2013 11:41 GMT

Lostprophets Albums 'Removed From HMV Stores After Ian Watkins Trial'

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HMV will no longer sell any releases by Lostprophets - the band fronted by convicted paedophile Ian Watkins, it is being reported.

The claims come two days after Watkins pleaded guilty to a series of "depraved" child sex offences including admitting to two charges of attempting to rape a baby, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

According to the NME, the retailer said it will not sell any of the band's music in stores or online, and that staff have been told to remove stock from shelves.

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The Lostprophets disbanded in October

The publication reports that Apple has declined to comment on whether iTunes will take the same action and that there has been no word as yet from Amazon.co.uk.

The band disbanded in October, with the Welsh hard rock group announcing in a statement: "After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets."

Lostprophets formed in 1997 and had a chart-topping album in 2006 with Liberation Transmission.

The former lead singer made a series of admissions in a last-minute change of plea ahead of what would have been the launch of his trial.

Sensationally, he pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences he had previously "furiously denied," but claimed he could not remember the horrific abuse because he was high on crystal meth.

Watkins originally faced 24 separate charges - all sex offence related – dated from 2007. He will be sentenced on 18 December.

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