TV star Rolf Harris, 87, to be freed from jail Friday
TV star Rolf Harris, 87, to be freed from jail Friday

London (AFP) - Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is to be released from a British prison this week, a London court was told Thursday.

The 87-year-old former television star has been appearing via videolink during his trial on charges of indecent assault, which opened on Monday.

The jury has previously been told that Harris has already been convicted and sentenced in 2014 for other offences.

Judge Deborah Taylor said Harris would be released from prison on Friday.

"He will no longer be appearing in the court via videolink and he will be attending what remains of his trial in person next week," Taylor said.

Harris is accused of four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983. He denies the charges.

The trial is due to last three weeks.

A household name for decades in Britain and his native Australia, Harris is an artist and television presenter who also topped the music charts in both countries.

AFP

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