Gary Glitter 'returns to UK next week'
Former glam rocker Gary Glitter, who has been in prison in Vietnam for child molestation, is apparently being released early under a national amnesty and returned to the UK, where he is a citizen.
Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain on Tuesday after serving 27 months in prison in Vietnam for child molestation, his lawyer has said.
Le Thanh Kinh told news agencies that the disgraced rock star, real name Paul Gadd, would be free to go wherever he wanted after returning to the UK.
Glitter, 63, was convicted in 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.
The Home Office said anyone convicted of sex offences overseas would be met by police on arrival and interviewed.
Former glam rocker Glitter has been held since November 2005. His three-year sentence was cut last year under a national amnesty.
His lawyer told Reuters news agency: "My client will have to board a flight to London, his ticket has been bought by the authorities here.
"After he lands in London, he's free to go wherever he wants."