Gary Glitter

A Bad Week for … , November 4, 2012

Franklin Lam Fan-keung

Franklin Lam Fan-keung

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 3:36am

Gary Glitter held in Savile investigation

Police arrest a man identified as Gary Glitter. Photo: Handout

One-time British pop star Gary Glitter was arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, the corporation said.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Tim Noonan

For so many of us of an advanced age, this Hong Kong Sevens thing just seems so damn familiar. The revelry, the pageantry, the debauchery and the massive queue to get into the frighteningly dense and suitably lubed South Stand, I've seen it oh, about 15 or 20 times. Yawn. Down on the pitch it's more of the same.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Officials right to reject paedophile pop star

Hong Kong rightly decided that British paedophile and pop star Gary Glitter is not welcome here. His convictions and having served time in prison for molesting children and possession of child pornography speak for themselves.

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Gary Glitter dreams of freedom and a home in Hong Kong

Disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter may be released early from his prison term in Vietnam after suffering a suspected heart attack - and the convicted paedophile is considering starting a new life in Hong Kong.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Think prison's tough, Gary? Just wait

He's already complained about his bed being too hard and asked prison officers to give him mineral water to wash himself with. But at the end of this week, fallen pop idol Gary Glitter could find himself with a whole lot more to hate about serving time in Vietnam.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Thursday think tank

Five things we're all wondering about ...

1. Hong Kong paparazzi spy on and take intimate photos of celebrities ... These invasions of privacy shouldn't be allowed on magazine covers, they should remain on internet porn sites where they belong.

2. Pope to consider visiting China but says God will decide timing ... Like when the Yangtze River parts in two?

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A tragic postscript to Glitter's grubby tale

On the morning Gary Glitter's child abuse trial began in Vietnam 10 days ago, a young mother went into hiding in a village near the Cambodian border, terrified at the prospect of being made to testify against the 61-year-old former rock star.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


When 12-year-old Tran Thi Thao Nguyen eyed her tormentor across a courtroom in the southern Vietnamese town of Vung Tau three days ago, it was the first time in months she had seen him.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Band's star may shine again

David Wallen's Letter From London headlined, 'Glitter's spice no help for glam gals', (South China Morning Post, November 22), made some pretty revealing points on the fall of the Spice Girls.

First, their second album Spiceworld, has been criticised as 'the biggest case of popular overkill in years'.

12 Dec 1997 - 12:00am