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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shamed British glam rocker Gary Glitter avoids Britain


Update Friday August 22, 2008
After Hong Kong immigration officials who refused him entry , Glitter arrived back in Bangkok on Thursday, he was again denied entry under a law that allows those convicted of child sex abuse in a foreign country to be barred. Glitter was finally on his way to London after two days of shuttling, the Foreign Office spokesman said. In Britain, Glitter will be met at the airport by police officers and be placed on a sex offenders' registry, which already lists about 30,000 people.

Shamed British glam rocker Gary Glitter, 64, is considering making a musical comeback on his realease after finishing a jail sentence for child sexual molestation in Vietnam.Glitter was convicted in March 2006 of committing "obscene acts with children

On Tuesday 19th August, 2008, night , Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was taken from his prison cell to a flight out of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (after serving two years and nine months of a three-year sentence, which was reduced for good behavior for molesting two young girls ages 10 and 11.). He had been booked to change planes in Bangkok en route to London.

He refused to board a flight to England, however, complaining of an complained of a heart ailment. Glitter flew to Hong Kong on Wednesday 20th August,2008, night after staying in the transit area of Bangkok's international airport for several hours.

But Hong Kong immigration officials refused him entry on arrival after interviewing him, a British Foreign Office spokesman said.Gary Glitter arrives at Hong Kong and is escorted by immigration officials.

He was arrested in Britain in 1997 after he took his computer to a repair shop, where hardcore child pornographic material was found on its hard drive.He was sentenced in 1999 to four months in prison, of which he served two.

He rose to fame in the 1970s with a bouffant hairstyle, make-up, high heels and "glam rock" stage performances.

His hits included Rock and Roll (Parts 1 & 2), I Love You Love Me Love, Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) and I'm the Leader of Gang (I am).His most successful song, the crowd-pleasing anthem "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," cracked the top 10 in the United States.

He sold 18 million records and recorded a string of British top-10 hits and has a personal fortune of £5million.

Paul Gadd, who is 44 and shares Glitter's real name tried to cut all ties with him. Mr Gadd is Glitter's oldest child. He was born a year after Glitter married Ann Murton in July 1963. In 1966 a daughter, Sarah, followed who also said to have turned her back on him. The marriage lasted only another four years. There is another child, Gary Jr, the son from his relationship with Yude-nia Mart├Źnez, a Cuban. She too has severed all contact with her former lover.

Glitter mirrors a fractured and unhappy early existence. Born Paul Francis Gadd in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Glitter was the illegitimate son of a cleaner and a father that he never met. He was brought up by his grandmother and his mother, who could not always cope, and at the age of 10 he and his brother were put into care. He would run away constantly to London, performing in clubs when he was 12 and recording an album when aged 14. For years - and through a succession of stage names, including Paul Russell, Paul Raven and Paul Monday - success eluded him until at 28 he finally discovered the right formula.

He was arrested in November 2005 at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to leave the country and sentenced to three years in jail following a one-day trial where he pleaded not guilty.

He seemed determined to avoid returning to the one country where he will certainly be admitted - Britain. At least 19 countries have said they will refuse him entry.

If Glitter ever returned to Britain,he will be kept in to which BBC was broadcasting that paedophiles would never be allowed to travel again. British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said he should not be allowed to leave once he returns.

Glitter is now back
at Bangkok airport, in which the Thai authorities were determined to throw him out.

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