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Gary Glitter launches appeal bid over sex abuse convictions

Gary Glitter has begun an appeal bid after he was found guilty of sex abuse.

Lawyers for the singer have lodged papers at the Court of Appeal after he was convicted of a string of sex attacks on girls as young as eight.

Gary Glitter launches appeal bid over sex abuse convictions. Credit: PA

A spokesman for the court confirmed it had received notice that Glitter was seeking permission to appeal in March.

Glitter was jailed for 16 years in February after a jury at Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault.

The court confirmed that the 71-year-old's appeal is against conviction although it is not known how many or which of the counts he is challenging.

Gary Glitter to be sentenced for schoolgirl sex abuse

Disgraced glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces sentencing today for sex attacks on three schoolgirls during the 1970s.

Gary Glitter attacked two of his victims, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The 70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, is facing a maximum of life in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

He was also convicted earlier this month of one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault after a three week trial.

He is due to be sentenced by Judge Alistair McCreath at Southwark Crown Court in London.

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Gary Glitter rebailed over sex claims

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been rebailed until early June after his arrest over alleged sex offences.

The 69-year-old was first held at his home in central London in October 2012 by officers from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, pictured after his arrest in October 2012. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/

Today Scotland Yard did not name Glitter, but said that a man in his 60s known as Yewtree 1 had been rebailed until early June.

The allegations against Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, are linked to late television presenter Savile. He was the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree.