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Rolf Harris due to be released from Stafford prison within 24 hours

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Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris will be released from Stafford Prison on Friday, a court has heard.

The Australian-born TV personality has been appearing at his indecent assault trial at Southwark Crown Court via video link from the prison.

But Judge Deborah Taylor told the jury that the 87-year-old was due for release, meaning he will appear in person for the remainder of the trial.

He is facing trial on four sex offence charges.

The jury has previously been told that Harris had already been convicted and sentenced for other offences in 2014.

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Rolf Harris exhibition in Birmingham

New exhibition at the Whitewall gallery Credit: ITV Central News

Artist and entertainer Rolf Harris is in the Midlands today to launch a new exhibition of his artwork.

The 82-year-old is at the WhiteWall gallery in Birmingham to show off some of his paintings of American and Australian landscapes.

Rolf talking through his exhibition Credit: ITV Central News
One of his pieces Credit: ITV Central News