Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay over half a million pounds in compensation to one of the women he abused.

Disgraced pedophile Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was ordered by a judge to pay £508,800 in damages.

The woman is suing Glitter after his conviction in 2015 for abusing her and two other young people between 1975 and 1980.

She had previously been granted a “default judgment” in her claim – a ruling in her favor over Glitter’s liability – and on Tuesday Mrs Justice Tipples said the woman was entitled to £508,800 in damages.

The judge said in a 13-page ruling: “There is no doubt that the claimant was a victim of sexual abuse of the most serious kind by the defendant when she was only 12 years old and that this has had a very significant negative impact on the rest of her life. her life.”