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Gary Glitter 'release date set'

Gary Glitter in Vietnam
Gary Glitter has been in jail in Vietnam since November 2005

Gary Glitter will be released from jail on 19 August, officials in Vietnam are reported to have revealed.

The disgraced British star was convicted in March 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.

Chu Xuan Mau, an official at the jail, told the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency that the former glam rocker would be let out on 19 August.

A police officer at the prison told the Reuters agency he would be released in August but declined to give a date.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, has been held since November 2005, and had his three-year sentence cut last year under a national amnesty.

He was convicted of possessing child pornography in the UK in 1999 and served half of a four-month jail sentence.

He later went to Cambodia, which permanently expelled him in 2002.


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