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Victim of Rolf Harris hits out at appeal bid

By Margaret Davis

Rolf Harris's youngest victim has claimed the performer has "no remorse in any shape or form" after he launched a bid to appeal against his conviction for a string of indecent assaults.

Wendy Wild, who was groped at the age of just seven or eight when she went to get the musician's autograph in the late 1960s, said she felt as if Harris was saying "you're never going to stop me" with his legal bid.

The 52-year-old, who has waived the usual right to anonymity, said: "I was very shocked by it and very upset.

"It was the last thing I imagined hearing.

"It really shook me up and it's really wrong of him. It shows that he's got no remorse in any shape or form.

"It just seemed like I couldn't move on from it. It's not going to go away, he's not going to give up.

"I remember as a child his eyes were very cold, I felt that again during the trial. It's almost as if he's saying 'you're never going to get to me, you're never going to stop me'.

"I almost felt like I was in the cell with him, serving time with him. The pain I felt, it was terrible."

On Friday it was confirmed that the 84-year-old's lawyers had lodged papers at the Court of Appeal asking for permission to appeal against his conviction for 12 counts of indecent assault.

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