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Police probe new Clifford claims after he is jailed for 8 years

Detectives are looking into fresh allegations against disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, who was yesterday sentenced to eight years in prison for a string of indecent assaults against young women.

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Clifford 'seriously' considering appeal against jail term

Max Clifford's solicitor has said the disgraced celebrity publicist is "seriously" considering an appeal against his eight-year sentence as well as an appeal against his conviction.

Max Clifford, seen in a court sketch receiving his sentence at Southwark Crown Court, has been jailed for eight years. Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

The comment from Clifford's legal camp came as one legal expect expressed his surprise at the length of the sentence handed down and suggested it was "significantly" likely that an appeal could succeed.

Simon McKay, a criminal human rights lawyer at McKay Law, said he was "very surprised" at the length of the sentence, because it "creates the opportunity for the sentence to be appealed", adding: "And I don't think that's good for the victims."

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