Peaches apologises for tweeting names in Ian Watkins case

By staff reporter

Peaches Geldof has apologised for tweeting the names of the two mothers whose babies were abused by Lost Prophets frontman Ian Watkins.

Bob Geldof’s socialite daughter and mother-of-two posted a series of tweets explaining she had assumed the names were already “public knowledge”.

On Tuesday in court, Watkins admitted attempted rape of a baby.

South Wales Police said it was discussing the tweeting issue with the Crown Prosecution Service.

Peaches is believed to have tweeted the women’s names to her 160,000 followers after reportedly reading them on a US-based website.

“I deleted my tweets, however, and apologise for any offence caused,” she said.

Geldof said at the time of tweeting she had “assumed” the names she saw on tweets were also published on news websites.

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