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Rolf Harris faces new Yewtree sex offences allegations

2013-08-05 18:47:11

Rolf Harris
Mr Harris was first arrested in March by officers
from Operation Yewtre

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been rearrested by police over further allegations of sexual offences.

He was first arrested in March by officers from Operation Yewtree, which was set up set up after claims of sex abuse were made against Jimmy Savile.

Mr Harris's arrest was unrelated to the former BBC DJ and TV presenter.

The Metropolitan Police said the 83-year-old had been "further arrested in connection with further allegations", and rebailed until later in August.

Operation Yewtree was set up following the death of Savile in 2011, when hundreds of sex abuse allegations came to light.

The Met Police have not named Mr Harris, instead describing him as Yewtree 5.

He has been a fixture on British TV screens for more than 40 years, having arrived in the UK from his native Australia in 1952.

His home in Berkshire was searched in November but he was not there at the time.

In May, Mr Harris made his first public appearance since his arrest at a live show in Bristol.

He received multiple standing ovations and thanked fans for their support.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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