12 Oct 2014

New Rolf Harris abuse claims - report

1:22 pm on 12 October 2014

British media is reporting that ten new alleged victims have come forward - some from New Zealand - claiming they have been sexually abused by Australian entertainer Rolf Harris.

Rolf Harris (C) arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London on 4 July 2014.

Rolf Harris (C) arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London on 4 July 2014. Photo: AFP

The Sunday Times reported that some of the new allegations also related to abuse in Australia and Britain but the Metropolitan Police taskforce, Operation Yewtree, was only looking at the British cases.

Allegations in New Zealand and Australia will be up to local police to investigate.

The 84-year-old was jailed in June for five years and nine months for 12 indecent assaults on four girls between 1969 and 1986.

Some of the new claims were reportedly made during the course of the trial.

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