Gary Glitter is due to appear in court today charged with a string of historic sex offences against two girls.
The 70-year-old, from Marylebone in central London, faces eight charges, with six relating to one girl and two to another.
He is expected to appear at London’s Southwark Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.
The former pop star, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is charged with four counts of indecent assault against the first alleged victim, who was aged 12 or 13 at the time, between January and December 1977.
He is also accused of plying the girl with drink with the intention to “stupefy or overpower” her to have sex with him between January and May 1977.
He faces one charge of unlawful intercourse with a girl aged under 13 between the same dates.
Glitter is accused of another two counts of indecent assault against a second complainant, who was 13 or 14 at the time, between October 1979 and December 1980.
He is on bail.