NEIGHBOURS of serial child abuser Gary Glitter are “scared” he’ll crawl back into his posh multi-million pound flat, as they blasted his release.
Sicko Glitter was freed from HMP The Verne under the cover of darkness on Friday morning after an eight year stretch.
2Neighbours of serial child abuser Gary Glitter are ‘scared’ he’ll crawl back into his multi-million pound London flatCredit: Getty Images – Getty2The serial child abuser owns a flat near Baker Street, LondonCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe twisted 78-year-old – real name Paul Francis Gadd – was caged in 2015 for attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault.
He also had sex with a girl under 13 and his youngest victim was less than ten when he crept into her bed and tried to rape her in 1975.
Now out, residents near his top-floor London flat in a posh Victorian red-brick mansion block are terrified and have blasted his release.
A mum-of-two, who lives directly across the road from Glitter’s lair told The Sun Online the menace should never have been released.
She said: “I had no idea he used to live here.
“That is extremely worrying. It’s a disgrace he has been let out at all. That is shocking.”
She now fears for her two young kids who play on the road – just feet from the Rock and Roll Part 2 singer’s hovel.
The vacant flat – thought to be worth £2million – has not been in his name since he was arrested in Vietnam in 2006.
Records show it is conveniently controlled by a former associate through a company.
Residents in the other 223 flats say the apartment, near Baker Street, has laid empty during his incarceration.
Glitter was arrested at the address in an early morning raid nearly a decade ago.
‘NO IDEA HE WAS OUT’
One resident who lives on the same floor was unaware of the monster’s links to their new home.
They said: “We have just moved in so didn’t know about any of this.
“That is very scary.”
And a shocked nanny for a family on the road said “it’s crazy” that Glitter is free to roam around their neighbourhood.
They added: “Very scary. It’s scary to think I could be walking past with the kids on the way home.
“I had no idea he was out. If he does move back in everyone on the road should be told.”
Despite fears, Glitter is unlikely to move back into the house anytime soon as he will be held in a half-way house first.
It is believed the serial peado has been fitted with a GPS ankle tag.
Glitter’s fall from grace began in 1997 when he took a laptop into a Bristol branch of PC World for repair.
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.
Glitter 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.
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