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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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Harris asked alleged victim for forgiveness

Rolf Harris has told Southwark Crown Court he asked one of his alleged victims for forgiveness after feeling he had "let her down."

He claimed they had an affair which was consensual but he said that when his family found out, "I felt that I had betrayed everybody ... betrayed their trust."

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

The court heard the woman threatened to go to the papers unless he gave her £25,000.

Her father later wrote a letter to Harris confronting him about the alleged abuse but Harris said he burnt it.

Harris denies all the charges against him.

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