Thursday, August 21, 2008

So will the Thai authorities cheer Gary Glitter on as he leaves their country?

Poor Gary Glitter.

The most popular figure at sporting events has had some problems lately.

After spending nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually abusing two girls, he was scheduled to fly to London.

Via Thailand.

Popeater explains what happened next:

The 64-year-old Briton, whose real name is Paul Gadd, flew to Bangkok on Tuesday after being booted out of communist Vietnam at the end of nearly three years in jail for sexually abusing two girls.

Apparently fearful of the hostile reception he is likely to receive in Britain, where he has served time for child pornography offences, he avoided boarding the connecting flight to London by claiming he was too sick to fly.

After conducting medical checks and letting him wander, officially "persona non grata," for nearly 24 hours inside Bangkok airport, Thailand's immigration chiefs finally ran out of patience.

"We are barring entry to Paul Francis Gadd and will be deporting him to his home country, England, unconditionally and even if he does not wish to board the plane," they said in a statement.

"We are now waiting to return him to England as soon as possible."

But let's return to a simpler time:

Bell Records. Those were the days.
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