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Glitter 'denies abuse charges'
Gary Glitter, pictured in Vietnam
An arrest warrant was issued last week for Gary Glitter
Former glam rock star Gary Glitter has denied accusations of having underage sex with two girls, one aged 12, say police in Vietnam.

Investigations are continuing after the former singer's arrest on child sex charges. He remains in custody.

In questioning on Monday, he denied having committed "lewd acts" with the girls, a police officer said.

The two girls in question are said to have had sex with Glitter, 61, at his Vung Tau home. He has not been charged.

'Co-operative'

Authorities in Vietnam have decided to extend Glitter's detention at a prison outside Vung Tau by another three days so they can continue their investigation.

If convicted he could be jailed for up to 12 years.

British consular officials saw Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, in the coastal town of Vung Tau, his home for the past six months.

The 1970s rocker was held on suspicion of "lewd acts" with children after an arrest warrant was issued last week.

He was stopped at Ho Chi Minh City airport on Saturday by an official who recognised him from media coverage.

There are conflicting reports as to whether the second girl had turned 18 - the legal age of consent in Vietnam.

British officials earlier confirmed that Glitter would have access to a lawyer.

They described the Vietnamese authorities as very co-operative.

Glitter was found guilty in the UK in 1999 of possessing child pornography and served two months in jail.




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