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Max Clifford sentenced to eight years in prison

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a string of indecent assaults against young women.

The 71-year-old was found guilty by a jury at Southwark Crown Court of eight historic counts of indecent assault on Monday.

Max Clifford said "it's not the best day of my life" as he arrived for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Clifford won't face re-trial over not-reached verdict

Max Clifford will not face a re-trial in the one count on which the jury in his indecent assaults trial was unable to reach a verdict.

As proceedings began in his sentencing, prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC confirmed that no re-trial will be sought.

While being found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault on Monday, Clifford was also cleared of another two counts of the same offence at Southwark Crown Court.


Clifford to 'make the best of it' with jail term looming

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford said he would "make the best of it" before entering court to be sentenced for indecent assaults on young women, with him likely to face a jail term.

Asked if he would appeal his conviction, Max Clifford said: "Everything like that will be handled by my lawyers." Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Asked how he was feeling ahead of the sentencing, the 71-year-old said: "(It's) not the best day of my life."

He added: "I just have to make the best of what the court gives me."

Clifford was found guilty of eight historic counts of indecent assault. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

"It is the same as I have felt since it started 17 months ago, it is like living under a dark cloud. It is the same for my family ... for my daughter and everyone close to me."

Max Clifford was joined by family and friends for his sentencing. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Max Clifford: 'I stand by everything I have said'

Max Clifford, seen on Monday, became the first person to be convicted under the Operation Yewtree sex crime investigation. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

PR specialist Max Clifford has said "I stand by everything I have said in the last 17 months" as he arrived at Southwark Crown Court to be sentenced for eight counts of indecent assault.

The 71-year-old was found guilty on Monday by a jury at the court.

Max Clifford legal case due to be heard at Old Bailey

Publicist Max Clifford. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Max Clifford is due to face 11 charges of indecent assault at the Old Bailey today. The alleged offences took place between 1966 and 1985. He was arrested as part of the Met Police's Operation Yewtree. He denies all the charges.

A spokesperson for the publicist said he did not have to attend the hearing in person.


Clifford: 'I've had tremendous support from everywhere'

Max Clifford has told reporters that he is very grateful for the "tremendous support" that he has received from his clients and friends since allegations that he allegedly assaulted several women became public.

Speaking outside his house Mr Clifford said he was upset that women could make allegations 40 years after the alleged event.

The 70-year-old faces eleven historic counts of indecently assaulting against teenage girls.

Publicist Max Clifford re-bailed following arrest

Publicist Max Clifford was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences on December 6. Credit: Press Association

Publicist Max Clifford has been re-bailed following his arrest by Jimmy Savile detectives.

Clifford, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences on December 6, has been re-bailed to return on a date in February, pending further inquiries.

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