Paedophile Gary Glitter ‘should be locked up forever’ as a ‘danger to children’

The lawyer for one of Gary Glitter's victims says that the paedophile pop star should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The 78-year-old was returned to prison on Monday (March 13) after he was caught trying to access the dark web on his mobile phone.

The pervert rocker's breach of bail conditions came just 39 days after he was released halfway though a 16-year sentence.

READ MORE: Gary Glitter thrown back in prison after probe into 'use of phone to ask about Dark Web'

He was convicted in 2015 of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 after three girls accused him of abuse.

Now Slater and Gordon lawyer Richard Scorer, who represents one of the victims, says Glitter will always be a danger to children.

Scorer said in quotes reported by the Mirror: “Anyone with any common sense can see that he will never change and that he is a danger to children.

“He should not be released again. My client lives in dread at the prospect of his release.

“It’s essential the parole board confirms without delay he will serve the rest of his sentence in prison. Letting him out again would be madness.”

Glitter was freed from The Verne prison in Dorset on February 3 and was holed up at a hostel.

Footage emerged of him asking how to skip detection when web browsing on a smartphone. Images show him looking gaunt and wearing a hearing aid.

He was whisked away from a hostel at around 6pm in an unmarked police car, his head covered with a blanket.

Insiders say Glitter’s case will now be referred to the Parole Board but it could be years before he is considered for release again.

Former Det Supt Michael Hames, who set up the Met’s paedophile unit, said: “He is so dangerous and so fixated on his offending behaviour that he’ll never stop – he’s gone too far. He’s arrogant, he’s opinionated.

“He’s someone who’s always going to be a danger to children. He’ll probably die in prison.”

Glitter was jailed in 2015 for abusing children during the 70s and 80s. He was also locked up in 1999 and 2006.

The Probation Service said: “We set tough licence conditions and when offenders breach them, we don’t hesitate to return them to custody.”

It is understood Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has demanded a probe.

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