Gary Glitter has appeared in court accused of plying a schoolgirl with ­alcohol so he could have sex with her.

The former pop star faces a string of charges relating to alleged sex offences against two underage girls in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The 70-year-old appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court, where he appeared under his real name, Paul Gadd.

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He is accused of eight charges, with six relating to one girl and two to another.

He was released on bail for a plea and case management hearing on August 20.