Rolf Harris admits second affair during defence case

Artist's drawing of Rolf Harris in the witness box at Southwark Crown Court.
Artist's drawing of Rolf Harris in the witness box at Southwark Crown Court. Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA

Rolf Harris has admitted cheating on his wife Alwen for a second time.

As his wife listened to his evidence from the public gallery, he told how his infidelity had left her "devastated".

Harris said the affair was with a 35-year-old woman the couple had helped out when she was in financial difficulty. She ended it after discovering she had cancer.

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