Rolf Harris re­leased from jail and will at­tend trial

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Rolf Harris has been re­leased from prison, jail staff have con­firmed.

The Aus­tralia-born for­mer tele­vi­sion en­ter­tainer, 87, was re­leased from HMP Stafford yes­ter­day morn­ing.

It means Harris will be able to ap­pear in per­son, on bail, when his in­de­cent as­sault trial re­sumes on Mon­day at South­wark Crown Court.

Harris, who de­nies four charges of in­de­cent as­sault against three women be­tween 1971 and 1983, had pre­vi­ously ap­peared via video link.

Jurors at the court had pre­vi­ously been told Harris had al­ready been con­victed and sen­tenced for other of­fences in 2014.

Judge Deb­o­rah Tay­lor told jurors on Thurs­day: “He (Harris) will no longer be ap­pear­ing in the court via video link and he will be at­tend­ing what re­mains of his trial in per­son next week.”

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