Paedophile Garry Glitter is viewing homes in Dorchester from his prison cell.
As the convicted serial sex offender nears the end of his sentence at HMP Verne Portland, Garry Glitter, real name Paul Gadd has started looking for a country retreat for his new home after release.
Glitter, who is likely to be released on licence shortly, will have to remain in the UK, and sources have revealed that the disgraced former pop star is searching the town of Dorchester for his new home.
An estate agent in the Dorset town says that Gadd’s lawyers have already been applying for details from local agents and that an offer has already been placed on one property. However, it’s unknown if it has been successful so far.
Gadd, who is allowed supervised internet access to look at properties, has been selecting details of properties in the Dorset area before sending his representatives to make follow up enquiries.
Meanwhile, comedian and friend of the singer, Jim Davidson, has moored his luxury boat in Weymouth and been on the visiting list to The Verne.
The controversial comedian said:
“I spoke to Paul when I visited The Verne. He’s remorseful, and he looked ready to start a new life.”
The five-times married comedy star is previously reported to have said in a 2012 interview that Glitter was a “great bloke” and his crimes “came as a shock”.
It’s not known if Davidson is assisting in seeking a new home for the paedophile as most estate agents in the town of Dorchester are remaining tight-lipped.
Although a source from within the specially adapted prison on Portland for sex offenders revealed, ” Paul in his time at The Verne has become very interested in the area, he knows on release he will need to keep a low profile and feels Dorchester or the surrounding area’s would be the perfect location.”
Gadd, who owns several properties across the UK to which he has rented out whilst being incarcerated, is reported to have a budget of up to 1.5 million GBP for his new Dorset hideout.