POP paedo Gary Glitter is infuriating other inmates at his bail hostel by having his meals delivered to him in his private room.
The pervert is said to be “really happy and upbeat” at the hostel following his release from HMP Verne in Dorset in the early hours of Friday morning.
4Gary Glitter was released from jail yesterdayCredit: APSources said Glitter was having his meals delivered to him by staff at the hostel – which has a garden which includes football goal posts, gym facilities and a smoking area.
It is positioned on a leafy street with around ten schools nearby.
One source said: “There’s lifers in the hostel and they are angry Glitter is in there.
“Glitter is very happy. He’s talking to people. He’s upbeat. He needs to interact with people to get a chance to be released.
“He won’t be going anywhere outside for a while. Other people did not get escorted into here and treated like royalty like he is being.
“It’s caused a lot of upset.”
The serial child abuser, 78, was released under the cover of darkness at 1.25am on Friday.
He had served just half of his 16-year sentence.
He was settled in and fitted with a GPS tag, before being reminded of his strict licence conditions.
They include abiding by a nightly curfew, a ban on working without prior approval, no travel outside the UK and no contact with the media.
He is also barred from living with anyone under the age of 18 and cannot go near schools, playgrounds or swimming pools.
Last night, sources hit out after he was allowed out under automatic release rules.
One said: “By law, officials’ hands were completely tied.
“He had to be released at the halfway point of his sentence.
“But Glitter simply hasn’t engaged properly with the treatment he was offered inside.
“He attended the sessions but made it quite clear he wasn’t interested. It was like a naughty kid staring out of the window throughout class.
“If a dangerous sex offender refuses to engage, surely they’re just not fit for release?”
Last night one of his victims said of his release: “It’s hit me really hard. I can’t believe this is happening to me. I just can’t do this anymore.
“He should never been let out of prison for what he did.
“He’s just done eight years but I’m doing a life sentence.
“I can never forget what this monster did to me and I’m still struggling to deal with it. I really believe that he is still a danger to society.
“Who knows what he could go on to do?”
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, has been categorised as a level 3 offender.
Last night, a Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Sex offenders like Paul Gadd are closely monitored by the police and Probation Service and face some of the strictest licence conditions including being fitted with a GPS tag.
“If the offender breaches these conditions at any point, they can go back behind bars.
“We’ve already introduced tougher sentences for the worst offenders and ended the automatic halfway release for serious crimes.”
Glitter was one of the UK’s biggest glam rock stars of the 1970s and a familiar face on BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops.
He had a string of hits including three UK No 1 singles: I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am!), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.
Glitter’s fall from grace began in 1997 when he took a laptop into a Bristol branch of PC World for repair and an engineer found child abuse images on the hard drive.
Two years later the singer was jailed for four months after a total of 4,000 images were found by police in a subsequent investigation.
He emigrated on release, before being kicked out of Cambodia in 2002 amid claims of committing sex crimes.
Four years later he was jailed in neighbouring Vietnam for molesting two girls, one aged just ten.
He escaped serious charges of child rape — which carried a death sentence — and returned to the UK in 2008.
Glitter was forced to sign the sex offender register but he was arrested once again in 2012 at his multimillion-pound home in Westminster.
Police would later describe him as a “habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded to him.”
And in 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13 in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sentencing him, Judge Alistair McCreath said he could find no real evidence that Glitter had atoned for his crimes.
The judge said: “It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this dreadful behaviour.
“You did all of the victims real and lasting damage and you did so for no other reason than to obtain sexual gratification for yourself of a wholly improper kind.”
Glitter no longer owns the master rights to his songs — meaning he no longer receives any royalties.
In 2019, his song Rock and Roll Part 2 featured in movie The Joker but rights holders insisted he would not receive any royalties.
The Ministry of Justice have been approached for comment.
4Paedophile Gary Glitter is living just a stone’s throw away from TEN schoolsCredit: Metropolitan Police4Judge Alistair McCreath said he could find ‘no real evidence’ that Glitter had atoned for his crimesCredit: Rex Features4He is now living in a secret location a stone’s throw away from playgroundsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
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