Max Clifford judge: Bail no indication of sentence

Judge Anthony Leonard QC warned Max Clifford that the fact he has been released on bail until Friday is not a reflection on the sentence that will be passed.

Max Clifford pictured ahead of the verdict today.
Max Clifford pictured ahead of the verdict today. Credit: PA

"You must realise that the fact I have given you bail is no indication of what the final sentence will be," he said.

Clifford, who had listened to the verdicts through a hearing loop, left the he courtroom with friends and supporters in complete silence, one of them patting him on the shoulder as he walked.

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