Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, became the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.
The 70-year-old was held at his home in central London in October 2012, before being released on police bail, which was extended in March this year.
We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to Paul Gadd, also known as Garry Glitter.
He was arrested on 28 October 2012 over allegations of sexual offences and the police have been providing material to the CPS since July 2013, with the most recent material submitted in March 2014.
Having completed our review, we have concluded, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Gadd to be charged with eight offences under the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
These relate to two female complainants aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offending between 1977 and 1980.
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