IPCC: Norfolk police ignored warnings

Officers ignored repeated warnings from the ex-girlfriend of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins that he had sent her an indecent image of a child, the police watchdog has found.

Joanne Mjadzelics took a laptop three times to Doncaster Police Station between March and May 2012, but it was only on the last time that South Yorkshire Police officers looked at it and concluded the image was a close-up of an adult.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has investigated the force and found their inaction may have left a child at risk for several months.

The watchdog has concluded that three officers would have a case to answer for gross misconduct but as each has retired following 30 years’ service, no further action can be taken.


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