London, Mar 7 (ANI): A Facebook group has seen more than 1,000 people joining it after it was set up to banish pop paedophile Gary Glitter from their town after he was spotted drinking in a seaside pub.
Glitter, 64, has according to residents in Herne Bay, Kent, been sighted several times around the town, and it has also been speculated that he is looking to set up home in the area.
The group, called Get Gary Glitter Out Of Herne Bay, claims the former glam rock star walked into a pub with a female friend, where he had a pint.
"He had a shaved head and a grey goatee and was with a woman," the Daily Star quoted a regular at the Bun Penny pub, who did not want to be named, as saying.
"We were taking the mickey out of him but didn't for a second think he might be the real Gary Glitter.
"But then we got to thinking and heard that other people had seen him in the area and we put two and two together.
"Come to think of it, it really did look just like him.
"If I'd known at the time I'd have asked him to politely get out of the pub.
"We don't want his sort around here," he stated.
Another drinker, father-of-eight Shane Lee, said: "He's a filthy pervert; wherever he is no children are safe."
Kent Police have issued a statement to calm tensions in the town.
"Protecting the residents of Kent remains paramount to Kent Police," detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, from the force's public protection unit, said.
"We work closely to monitor the behaviour of registered sex offenders in the county to minimise any risk to the public that may exist.
"We will also liaise with other forces when offenders move out of the policing area of Kent.
"We will not discuss any details about named registered sex offenders, which extends to confirming or denying speculation about where they may live," he added. (ANI)