Bandmates of Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins have spoken of their shock at his arrest on sex abuse charges.

The 35-year-old appeared at Cardiff Magistrates' Court yesterday, accused of conspiring with a woman to rape a one-year-old girl.

The rock band's frontman, dressed in black, was remanded in custody to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on December 31.

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The other members of the band put out a statement to fans, saying it was a "difficult time" for them all.

Watkins was remanded in custody along with two women, aged 24 and 20, who cannot be named.