Gary Glitters security to cost taxpayers PS250K a year

August 25th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 25 (ANI): Taxpayers may end up doling out up to 250,000 pounds a year to protect pop paedophile Gary Glitter, 64, from vigilante attacks, say reports.

Even with his heinous crime, the police are still duty-bound to guard Glitter, as per their crime-prevention role demands.

As of now the police are carrying out a risk assessment to find out what level of protection the convicted pervert needs, with their first move being to guard him round the clock.

Once the threat of revenge attacks drops, his new home is likely to be fitted with a panic button, with officers expected to patrol the area regularly.

The police chiefs stressed on August 24 that Glitter would not be receiving any special treatment, but that he would be given protection as per the law.

We have a duty to prevent crime, so we have to take whatever steps deemed necessary to maintain law and order, the Daily Star quoted a senior force source as saying.

Any high-profile sex offender would undergo a similar risk assessment. The problem with Gary Glitter is just about everyone recognises him. That makes him a bigger target, the source added.

Glitter was thought to be holed up in a safe house in Cornwall last night after jetting back to Britain. (ANI)

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