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Gary Glitter appealing sex abuse convictions

By Paul Ward

Published 12/05/2015

Gary Glitter was jailed for 16 years after being convicted of sex abuse
Gary Glitter was jailed for 16 years after being convicted of sex abuse

Gary Glitter has begun an appeal after he was found guilty of sex abuse.

Lawyers for the singer have lodged papers at the Court of Appeal after he was convicted of a string of sex attacks on girls as young as eight.

A court spokesman confirmed it had received notice that Glitter was seeking permission to appeal in March.

Glitter was jailed for 16 years in February after a jury at London's Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 and four counts of indecent assault.

The court confirmed that the 71-year-old's appeal is against conviction, although it is not known how many, or which of the counts he is challenging.

The case is at an early stage and no hearings have been set.

Sentencing Glitter after his trial, Judge Alistair McCreath said: "I have read the victim impact statements of all three victims.

"It is clear, in their different ways, they were all profoundly affected by your abuse of them."

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