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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 'groped girl after barking like dog'

Rolf Harris at Southwark Crown Court where he denies 12 counts of indecent assault. Credit: PA

Rolf Harris groped a teenage girl after crouching on all fours barking like a dog at an It's a Celebrity Knockout event, a court heard.

The woman, who was 13 or 14 at the time, told the court she was working there as a waitress, and went outside when she and her colleagues heard animal noises.

She said she saw Harris '"on all fours barking at a terrier-type dog" while he "played up" to the laughing crowd around him.

The woman, now 52, claims Harris later put his arm around her and moved his hand up and down her back, before squeezing her bottom.

Lawyers for Harris deny it was him but the woman said: "It was Rolf Harris, without a doubt and I can't bear seeing any image of him."

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