Clifford first Yewtree conviction

PR guru Max Clifford leaves Southwark Crown Court, London. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Public Relations specialist Max Clifford is the first person to be convicted as part of Operation Yewtree, the nationwide investigation launched in the wake of the abuse claims made against Jimmy Saville.

The guilty verdicts will be welcomed by police and prosecutors who had faced questions over the success of the inquiry, which so far has only seen four people charged out of the 17 arrested.

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Max Clifford found guilty of eight indecent assault charges

PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault and cleared of another two. The jury at Southwark Crown Court was unable to reach a verdict on one other.