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Rolf Harris walks free as prosecutors rule out further sex attack retrial

PUBLISHED: 14:27 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 30 May 2017

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

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Prosecutors have abandoned an indecent assault case against him

Rolf Harris, who formerly lived in Sydenham, has walked free from court after prosecutors abandoned an indecent assault case against him.

The disgraced former entertainer, 87, was twice tried over alleged sex attacks on teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

But after the second trial jury was unable to reach verdicts on four historical indecent assault charges on Tuesday, prosecutors said they would not seek a second retrial.

Judge Deborah Taylor formally found him not guilty of all four charges of indecent assault, which he had denied.

Harris left HMP Stafford on licence part-way through this retrial after serving less than three years of a sentence of five years and nine months handed down in June 2014 for unconnected sex attacks on young girls and women.


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