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Paedophile Glitter could be freed from jail again in months

- By Rebecca Camber Crime and Security Editor

GARY Glitter could be out of jail again within months, it emerged yesterday after he was recalled to prison for breaching his parole licence.

The disgraced singer was recalled on Monday night after being caught on camera browsing the internet on a smartphone in an alleged bid to access the dark web.

Now the case will be referred to the Parole Board, which will hold a ‘recall review’ within six to eight weeks of receiving reports and could decide to release him at that stage.

If he is unsuccessf­ul, the paedophile, whose real name is Paul Gadd, can request an oral parole hearing three months later to determine whether he is fit for release.

The 78-year-old was freed in February after serving half of a 16-year term imposed in 2015 for sexually abusing three girls aged 13 or under during his glam rock career in the 1970s and 80s. In theory, Glitter could now be locked up for the rest of that sentence, but every two years his case would be reviewed.

At the end of the eight-year licence period, he would be released from prison automatica­lly. But yesterday the former head of Scotland Yard’s Paedophile Unit, Mike Hames, said Glitter would always represent a danger to children.

The prolific sex offender was previously jailed for four months in 1999 over a vile cache of 4,000 child abuse images found on his computer. Glitter then went abroad and was jailed again in 2006 for sexually abusing two girls in Vietnam.

Mr Hames told Times Radio Glitter ‘is so dangerous and fixated on his offending behaviour that he’ll never stop’, adding: ‘He’s... always going to be a danger to children. No doubt he’ll serve the next eight years... he’ll probably die in prison.’

 ?? ?? Disgraced: Gary Glitter, 78
Disgraced: Gary Glitter, 78

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