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UK Police visit Australia to probe Harris abuse claims

Rolf Harris Photo: Alyssa Braithwaite/AAP/Press Association Images

Detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse following the Jimmy Savile scandal have visited Australia as part of their inquiries, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Australian TV personality Rolf Harris has been named as one of those arrested regarding Operation Yewtree.

Police have visited Lauren Martell in Sydney, who claims to have witnessed an alleged incident involving Rolf Harris in the bathroom of a London music studio in the early 1990s.

ITV News' Juliet Bremner reports:

Harris,83, who performed for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee concert last year, was interviewed by detectives in November and then arrested on March 28 under the strand of the investigation termed "others".

The entertainer was only identified online until last month when The Sun published his name, followed by other news outlets.

Jim Davidson Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Harris is one of 12 people arrested under Operation Yewtree, along with former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis and comedians Freddie Starr and Jim Davidson. All deny wrongdoing.