Glitter faces detention after refusing to board flight from Thailand
There's been more drama in the Gary Glitter extradition to the UK. After the chaos that resulted when Vietnamese officials allowed Glitter to be photographed like an animal on his flight to Thailand yesterday, Glitter has refused to board the connecting flight to the UK.
Disgraced former glam rocker Gary Glitter could find himself behind bars again after refusing to board a flight to London following his deportation from Vietnam after serving a jail sentence for sexually abusing children.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, today remained in the transit lounge of Bangkok airport, where he had been due to change planes, but he will be transferred to a detention centre if he continues to thwart efforts to send him back to the UK.
"Officials concerned are working through the process of putting him on the plane to take him out of the country, but if he continues to refuse to leave then he will be confined in the [airport transit] area temporarily before being taken into a detention centre," said Lieutenant General Chatchawal Suksomchit, chief of Thailand's immigration police.
His demands to be let into Thailand were refused by the Thai authorities, who are exercising powers to deny entry to convicted sex offenders and will not allow him past immigration.