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Rolf Harris facing a retrial on sex offence charges

By Jemma Crew

Disgraced veteran entertainer Rolf Harris will face a retrial on three sex offence charges and one new count.

Last week a jury found the 86-year-old Australian not guilty of three assaults following a trial at London's Southwark Crown Court.

Harris, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie, appeared via video-link for yesterday's hearing.

The former TV star is accused of four indecent assaults against three female teenagers spanning two decades.

He will be retried for the alleged indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl in 1971, a 13-year-old girl in 1983, and a teenage girl in 1978.

He faces a new count of assault against the same complainant in relation to the 1978 allegation.

The retrial date is set for May.

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said they had decided to seek a retrial "after careful consideration" following the jury being discharged last week.

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