British celeb Gary Glitter arrested over 'sexual offences'

BRITISH celebrities are expecting their hedonistic lives in London in the 1960s and '70s could now catch up with them after the arrest of Gary Glitter over alleged child sex offences.

Police yesterday held the former glam pop star for 10 hours before releasing him on bail to reappear in mid December "pending further inquiries".

The 68-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was arrested as part of the probe into British celebrity Jimmy Savile who died last year but for the last month has been making daily headlines as more than 300 people have come forward to say he abused them as children.

Scotland Yard has now described Savile as possibly the worst paedophile in British history with evidence he preyed on young boys and girls at his office at BBC studios, a children's home and hospital for mentally and physically disabled children.

Savile's victims were both male and female with the youngest being just nine-years-old at the time she was abused. Many instances of the alleged assaults and molestations occurred at the BBC studio where he hosted the top rating Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It TV shows as well as a caravan on the BBC lot in west London.



Topics:  child sex

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