Rolf Harris cleared – but he could face a retrial on another four allegations


Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been cleared of three sex offences, but could face a retrial on another four allegations.

A jury at Southwark Crown Court took just under a week to find the 86-year-old Australian not guilty of three of the seven alleged assaults alleged to have happened over four decades, following a second trial.

He could be retried on four counts of indecent assault which the jurors were unable to decide on.

Judge Alistair McCreath discharged the seven women and five men on the jury, and a hearing will be held next Wednesday for the court to hear if another trial will take place.

During the trial, Harris’ barrister suggested the complainants had come forward simply to claim compensation.

A number of complainants denied being motivated by possible financial gain, insisting they were seeking justice.Rolf-Harris