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Gary Glitter's odyssey is over

August 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

Disgraced rocker Gary Glitter left Thailand for London, a British Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Thursday, ending a two-day odyssey after his release from a Vietnamese prison where he served time for molesting children.

Glitter, 64, had twice been refused entry into Thailand and once turned away from Hong Kong since he was deported from Vietnam on Tuesday.

The former rocker, a British citizen whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, had originally been booked to fly to London on a Thai Airways flight out of Ho Chi Minh City. But during a layover in Bangkok, he complained of an earache and refused to continue on. But both Thailand and Hong Kong rebuffed his efforts to stay there.

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