Glitter - real name Paul Gadd - had been under a foreign travel ban since he was deported from Vietnam in August 2008.
He had served a three-year jail sentence there for molesting two girls aged 11 and 10 and only just avoided a potential death sentence when rape charges were dropped.
A foreign travel order imposed by magistrates had forced him to give up his passport, but it expired at midnight and the Metropolitan police did not apply to renew it.
It effectively means Glitter, 67, is no longer considered a threat after "making efforts to address his offending," one source told me. Read More