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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 'often greeted people with a cuddle or kiss'

Rolf Harris outside court with his daughter Bindi (left) and wife Alwen. Credit: PA

A female school friend of Rolf Harris's daughter has told court she never felt uncomfortable in his presence, and said the entertainer often greeted people with a "big cuddle or a kiss".

The woman, 49, said she and Bindi had been friends at primary school, continuing into their teens.

She told the court that she had always been made to feel welcome by the Harrises, and, when asked by the star's defence barrister, Sonia Woodley QC, if she had ever found anything "odd or weird" about them, she said no.

Ms Woodley said: "At any time did you ever have any concerns about Rolf Harris?"

The woman again replied: "No."

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