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Gary Glitter free to travel abroad after ban lifted

Rock star had not been allowed to go abroad since returning from Vietnam where he was convicted for child sex offences

A foreign travel ban on Gary Glitter, the glam rock star convicted of child sex offences in Vietnam, has been lifted leaving him free to go abroad.

Glitter, 67, whose real name is Paul Gadd, spent three years in jail in Vietnam after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls before being deported to Britain in August 2008.

The disgraced pop star had been sentenced to four months in a UK prison in 1999 for possessing images of child sex abuse.

It is understood that the Metropolitan police took the decision not to ask for a renewal of the order banning Glitter from travelling abroad.

For a court to grant an order it must be convinced there is risk of reoffending.

He remains on the sex offenders register and must seek permission if he wants to travel abroad for three days or more.

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