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2008-08-21 12:00:08

Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has returned to Thailand after being refused entry to Hong Kong, the Foreign Office said today. The increasingly farcical situation leaves the disgraced singer in international limbo. He has already been barred from entering Thailand after travelling there when he was released from a Vietnamese prison. A Foreign Office spokesman said the 64-year-old, travelling under his real name Paul Gadd, was denied entry to Hong Kong and had now returned to Bangkok....

2008-08-20 18:00:08

Disgraced former glam rock star Gary Glitter left prison in Vietnam last night and began his journey back to the UK. Glitter, 64, was driven from jail to Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh and put on a plane to London via Bangkok. He served two years and nine months of a three-year sentence for abusing two girls aged 10 and 11. His lawyer, Le Thanh Kinh, said Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was in a good mood as he boarded the flight. He said: "I spoke to him just now and he said...

2008-08-20 03:00:18

Former rocker Gary Glitter claimed he was having a heart attack while at the Bangkok airport and refused to board a flight to Britain, the BBC reports. Glitter was on his way from Vietnam, where he spent nearly three years in prison for sexually abusing two girls. Vietnam deported Glitter, 64, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, after releasing him from jail. While Glitter demanded he be allowed to remain in Thailand or elsewhere in Asia, Thai immigration officials have labeled him...

2008-08-04 21:00:19

British pop star and convicted child molester Gary Glitter is to be released from a Vietnamese prison this month, an official said. Glitter, 63, is serving a three-year sentence at the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province for committing obscene acts with two girls, ages 10 and 11. He was arrested in November 2005 at Ho Chi Minh airport as he attempted to leave Vietnam. Prison representative Chu Xuan Mau told The Scotsman newspaper: According to Vietnamese law, Glitter will be freed on...

2006-06-14 20:27:25

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - Disgraced former British singer Gary Glitter, jailed in Vietnam for sexually molesting children, declared "I'm innocent" when he arrived in court on Thursday to appeal the charges and sentence. The hearing in the People's Supreme Court of communist-run Vietnam was closed to the public and media but the court will open when the decision is announced later in the day. Glitter, 62, has been imprisoned in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau...

2006-03-02 23:13:23

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - A Vietnamese court jailed British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter to three years in prison on Friday for molesting two young girls. Judge Hoang Thanh Tung described in graphic detail the offences by the 1970s pop icon in the southern resort town of Vung Tau, drawing gasps from Vietnamese in the courtroom. He said the 61-year-old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, ejaculated on the belly of one of the underage girls and had another urinate into his mouth....

2006-03-01 20:19:01

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - Disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter arrived at a communist People's Court in southern Vietnam on Thursday to face charges of molesting two young girls. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was brought to the yellow concrete courthouse -- a Hammer and Sickle emblem above the front door -- from the prison where he has been held since he was arrested in November as he tried to leave the country. "Innocent," he said when asked from a jostling...

2006-02-20 05:18:19

HANOI (Reuters) - British glam rocker Gary Glitter, 61, will go on trial for child molestation in Vietnam on March 2, facing up to seven years in jail, an official said on Monday. The verdict would be announced the following day after a trial closed to the media, the official told Reuters from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau." "If found guilty he would face between three and seven years in jail," he added. The trial had been expected in late February. The official declined...

2006-02-20 02:27:57

HANOI (Reuters) - The trial of 61-year-old British glam rocker Gary Glitter for child molestation in Vietnam will be delayed until early March from late February, an official said on Monday. "Details of the prosecution process are still being worked out by the court," the official said from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. He declined to explain the delay, but said the provincial court was consulting with the Supreme Court on trial proceedings. The official, who declined...

2006-02-03 00:20:39

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will try 61-year-old British glam rocker Gary Glitter for child molestation in late February, an official said on Friday. "The court is in the process of preparing all prosecution procedures to try him for engaging in perverse activities with children in late February," the official said from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. The provincial court was considering allowing foreign reporters to attend the trial, but no final decision had been made....


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