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Rolf Harris trial: Jury retires to consider verdicts

Jurors in the trial of veteran performer Rolf Harris have retired to consider their verdicts.

The 84-year-old is accused of a string of 12 indecent assaults on four women between 1968 and 1986, all of which he denies.

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Rolf Harris accused of assaulting a mother and daughter

Rolf Harris targeted a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in one alleged incident, Southwark Crown Court heard today.

Court artist sketch of Rolf Harris who appeared at Southwark Crown Court, London, today. Credit: PA/Elizabeth Cook

The entertainer allegedly told the teenager "Give us a hug" before groping her at a paint shop in New Zealand.

The girl's mother asked her what was wrong, to which her daughter replied that Harris was "a bit handy," the court heard.

Prosecutor Sascha Wass QC said that as the pair posed for a picture with the artist, he touched the mother in an inappropriate manner, prompting her to tell him: "You are a disgusting creature."

But he then allegedly whispered to her: "She liked it", suggesting he was talking about her daughter.

The entertainer has denied all charges against him.

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