Rolf Harris pleads not guilty to eight charges

Disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

His trial begins on January 9, 2017, but yesterday Harris appeared via video link at the Southwark Crown Court from Stafford prison, where he is currently serving 5 years and nine months for similar convictions.

The 86-year-old faces a series of allegations spanning dating back to 1971. They relate to girls who were between 12 and 27-years-old at the time.

When the trial is underway, it could take up to five weeks.