Rolf Harris indecent assault conviction overturned

Former entertainer Rolf Harris has had one of his 12 indecent assault convictions overturned.

Three judges in the London Court of Appeal ruled the conviction was "unsafe", but rejected applications by the 87-year-old to challenge the 11 other convictions.

The Australian-born man was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 for assaults against four girls, between 1968 and 1986.

The overturned conviction relates to an allegation Harris indecently assaulted an eight-year-old in 1969, when she attended a leisure centre in Portsmouth.

Harris was not in court for the ruling.

On the other counts the judges concluded there was no information which "causes us to doubt the safety of those convictions".

Earlier this year Harris was formally cleared of historical sex offences, unconnected to the indecent assaults, which he has always denied.

He was also cleared of four more counts of indecent assault.


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