London, Aug 19 : English rock and pop singer turned paedophile Gary Glitter released from prison in Vietnam on August 19, has revealed to a friend that he plans to "vanish completely" during his stopover flight to London.
The friend said that Glitter had boasted on August 18 about how he was "untouchable" and had "money to burn".
"As there are no direct flights to London, he's boasted he may just disappear into Asia and start his life afresh," the Sun quoted his pal as saying.
Glitter's lawyer Le Thanh Kinh added that since his client has not been charged in London, he is free to go anywhere he wants to.
"He has served his sentence and the authorities in Vietnam will deport him. He does not have any sentence to serve in London. If he wants to stop wherever he wants to he can do that," Kinh said.
"If he wants to he can change flights. He is a free man from today. The only problem is the countries he wants to go to because he has to get a visa.
"He is looking forward to coming back. He is thinking about being free but worried about reporters.
"He is OK but he is worried about his health. He has problems with his hearing and his heart," he added.
The singer was jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11.
On August 19th morning, Glitter, 64, was removed from the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province and transported by guards to the Ho Chi Minh City airport, some three hours away, as per prison director Tran Huu Thong.
Vietnamese authorities planned to deport Glitter immediately back to Britain, Kinh said, and will be turning him over to British authorities at the Ton Son Nhat airport.
If Glitter returns to the UK he will be arrested at the airport, quizzed on old sex allegations, put on the Sex Offenders' Register and be monitored.