Max Clifford to appeal prison sentence

Max Clifford is to appeal his eight-year prison sentence. Credit: PA

Max Clifford has lodged an appeal against his sentence, it has been confirmed.

Earlier this month, the disgraced 71-year-old PR guru was jailed for eight years after being convicted of a string of indecent assaults, carried out between 1977 and 1984, using his celebrity connections to lure women.

The judge said that due to the age of the offences Clifford was charged under an act from 1956, which set the maximum term for each charge at two years.

Under later legislation passed in 2003, the maximum term would have been 10 years, and for the worst instances would have been charged as rape or assault by penetration, which attract a maximum life term.

The move by Clifford was confirmed by the Court of Appeal today.