Rolf Harris stood accused of four sex attacks between 1971 and 1983

Court appearance Rolf Harris

Court appearance Rolf Harris

Former entertainer Rolf Harris has been cleared of four sex assault charges after a jury could not reach verdicts.

"We have come to the firm view that it would not".

Harris was accused by three women of quickly groping them at public events in 1971, 1978 and 1983 when they were aged 14, 16 and 13.

"Whilst I am pleased this is finally over, I feel no sense of victory just relief", Harris said in the statement.

After deliberating since May 26, the jury foreman told the judge, on May 30, that members were unable to reach unanimous or majority 10-2 decisions on any of the charges.

Rolf Harris has walked free from court after prosecutors abandoned an indecent assault case against him.

It was a retrial for Harris on three of the four counts, after a previous trial jury in February was also hung over them, having acquitted him of three other charges.

Harris, smartly dressed in a blue suit and lighter blue tie, left Southwark Crown Court in London in a media scrum on Tuesday but did not answer any questions.

Harris left court in a media scrum without making any comment to waiting reporters before getting into a waiting auto.

He told the judge the prosecution would not offer any evidence and invited her to enter not guilty verdicts on the four counts, which she then did.

Harris pleaded not guilty to all charges and did not give evidence in court.

Harris left HMP Stafford on licence part-way through this retrial after serving less than three years of a five year and nine month sentence handed down in June 2014 for unconnected sex attacks on young girls and women.

Disgraced former TV star Rolf Harris waves outside Southwark Crown Court.

He also had a number one single in the music charts with the song Two Little Boys.

His lawyers claimed the women were motivated by greed, coming forward after he was convicted in the high profile trial in June 2014, in a bid for fake compensation payments.

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