Gary Glitter wants to buy home near graves of Moors murder victims

November 14th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Gary Glitter London, Nov 14 (ANI): Brit rock singer Gary Glitter, who is a convicted paedophile, sparked outrage when it was revealed he wanted to buy a home overlooking the bleak moor where Ian Brady and Myra Hindley buried their child victims.

Glitter, 65, real name Paul Gadd, is house-hunting for a property in the region of 900,000 pounds on the outskirts of Saddleworth Moor and is hoping to visit the area next week.

But his attempt to book an 85 pound-a-night room at a local hotel ahead of the trip was met with a point-blank refusal by the owner.

“That would be repulsive. He is simply unacceptable,” the Daily Express quoted Alan Tupman, who runs the Clough Manor Hotel in Denshaw, near Oldham, as saying.

“We refused him. It was his booking agent who rang and obviously they know there is going to be a problem.

“We believe he will be looking for a property in the area next Monday or Tuesday and I just want to alert people.

“It is not just Clough Manor, it is the area generally, and I would question the motive. Why is he coming here?

“I am quite a philosophical person and do believe when people have been punished for a crime it is finished. But what he has done is unacceptable. I feel nothing but revulsion,” he added.

Another local was repulsed not only by the fact that Glitter was moving into the area, but also by the location he wanted to move in to.

“The fact Glitter is trying to move into the area is bad enough, but for him to choose an area notorious for the murders of children is beyond belief,” the local said.

“There is no way he will be welcome here,” the local added.

Local estate agent Gwyn Jones said he had been approached by representatives he was led to believe were acting for Glitter.

“The approach was made in my absence to one of my team who contacted me on Wednesday. I have not yet personally spoken to his agents or him,” Jones said.

“I believe he is planning to fly to Saddleworth by helicopter next week, but I do not know any more about his plans.

“I have to look after the interests of my clients first and foremost.

“They would have to understand that the prospective purchaser would be Gary Glitter and it would be their decision if they wished him to view their property.

“I have to be seen to be acting responsibly and looking after their best interests. We have to act within guidelines.

“I cannot say any more other than I am told the client is looking for a secluded property up to the 900,000 pounds mark,” Jones added.

A spokeswoman for Glitter’s solicitor, David Corker, has not confirmed the move.

“We never discuss our clients,” she stated.

The Moors murders were carried out by Brady and Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around Greater Manchester, England.

The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17-Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans-at least four of whom were sexually assaulted.

The murders are so named because two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a third grave was discovered on the moor in 1987, over 20 years after Brady and Hindley’s trial in 1966.

The body of a fourth victim, Keith Bennett, is also suspected to be buried there, but as of now it remains undiscovered. (ANI)

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