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Rolf Harris jury retires to consider its verdicts

By Aine Fox

A jury retired last night to consider its verdicts in the case of former TV entertainer Rolf Harris.

The Australian denies six counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault, allegedly spanning four decades.

The prosecution has argued it was in Harris's nature to grope women, including young girls, in public places, saying he had been good at getting away with it for years.

Harris's defence claimed he was innocent of not only these latest charges but also the 12 counts of indecent assault he was convicted of in 2014.

The jury in the first trial "got it wrong", his lawyer Stephen Vullo QC told Southwark Crown Court.

One of the charges relates to a visit to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977. Harris is accused of having groped a blind, disabled woman there.

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