Glitter In New Bid To Get Sentence Cut

Former British glam-rocker Gary Glitter is hoping his jail sentence gets another cut on April 30th, a Vietnamese national holiday celebrating the end of the war.

The president and government traditionally make such gestures as granting amnesties on national occasions like Vietnam’s Liberation Day.

Glitter, who is due for release in August next year, has already had his near three-year sentence cut by three months.

"My client will certainly seek an amnesty this time but it is still up to the president to decide if he would be released," Ho Chi Minh City-based lawyer Le Thanh Kinh told international newswires.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, denied molesting two 11-year-old girls while living in the southern resort town of Vung Tau, but was convicted after a one-day trial last year.