LATEST: Convicted paedophile Gary Glitter has denied accusations he had underage sex with two girls in Vietnam, according to local police.

Authorities say the disgraced glam rocker has denied committing "lewd acts" with the girls, one aged 12.

The 61-year-old has had his detention at a prison outside Vung Lau extended by three days so police can continue their investigation. He has not yet been charged.

Glitter reportedly fled his beachside residence in Vung Tao last week (begs14NOV05) where he was alleged to be living with the two girls. He was arrested on Saturday (19NOV05) at Ho Chi Minh City airport as he attempted to board a flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

Some Vietnamese reports suggest the second girl may be 18, the legal age of consensual sex in the country, although this has not been confirmed.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, could face the death penalty if found guilty, as sex with a girl of 12 is classified as child rape in the southeast Asian country.

If he is charged with the lesser offence of "obscene acts with a child" he faces a jail sentence of up to 12 years.

In 1999 Glitter was given a four-month jail sentence after British police found child pornography on his computer.