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Rolf Harris appears in court

Rolf Harris has appeared at a magistrates court in central London charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of children. The veteran entertainer will next appear at crown court in October.

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Lawyer indicates Rolf Harris will plead not guilty

Rolf Harris' lawyer indicated that he will plead not guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child.

The 83-year-old spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth at today's hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Rolf Harris at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London Credit: ITV News/Priscilla Coleman

Harris walked slowly from the court building with his wife, who was using a walking stick, as police pushed back a tightly packed crowd of photographers and cameramen.

The couple struggled for room to get into their waiting silver Chrysler as they left.

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