Disgraced British pop star Gary Glitter returned to court on Tuesday (22Sep09) to fight an order banning him from travelling outside the U.K.
The singer, who served three years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually assaulting two female minors, must inform British authorities of any plans to head overseas after signing the Sex Offenders Register upon his return to Britain last year (08).
He has applied for permission to travel to France but London's Metropolitan Police wants to impose a restriction to prevent him from leaving the country amid fears he'll cross the French border to Spain.
Detective Sergeant Brendan Gibbs told City of Westminster Magistrates' Court the star - real name Paul Gadd - is "unable to help himself" when allowed near children.
The case was adjourned while a chief magistrate decides on the ruling.