Glam rock icon Gary Glitter has been charged with eight sex assaults on girls as young as 12.

The Rock and Roll Part Ii hitmaker is accused of abusing two females between 1977 and 1980, and faces a claim that one alleged victim was drugged by the star.

He has been charged with six counts of indecent assault, one count of "administering a drug or other thing in order to facilitate sexual intercourse", and one of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is due at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on 19 June (14).