Police investigation into Neck Deep guitarist dropped following underage sex claims

Guitarist Lloyd Roberts was the subject of accusations he sent explicit messages to an underage fan

Lloyd Roberts, the former guitarist of pop-punk band Neck Deep, has not been charged following allegations that he sent explicit messages to an underage fan.

Roberts left Neck Deep in August of this year when the allegations came to light. The band formed in Wrexham during 2012 and reached Number Eight in the UK Albums Chart earlier this year with their album ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’.

Kerrang! reports that the North Wales Police has concluded its investigation, with a spokeswoman saying: “I can confirm that this matter has been investigated fully. And no further action is being taken.”

Meanwhile, Roberts has said in a statement: “In August this year I stepped down from Neck Deep after serious allegations were directed at me online. I was horrified and sickened by these accusations and in order to clear my name, I contacted the police myself and asked them to investigate.”

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“Now, following a thorough investigation by North Wales Police, I received confirmation yesterday that officers have found no case for me to answer and that their investigation is now closed. It has been an immensely difficult time for both me and my family. When these claims surfaced I’d just become a dad for the first time and so the situation I found myself in with these accusations caused us all a great deal of emotional distress.”

Neck Deep said at the time that the allegations had “sullied” their reputation. The band has not yet released a statement regarding the developments.