Rolf Harris to stand trial over assault charges in April

Rolf Harris arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Monday 23 September Rolf Harris will stand trial on assault charges on 30 April

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris is to stand trial in April accused of indecent assault and making indecent images of children.

The 83-year-old faces nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child.

Mr Harris, from Bray, Berkshire, was excused from attending a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey.

A plea hearing at Southwark Crown Court has been set for 14 January. His trial will start on 30 April.

More UK stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • SyedTanks instead of toys

    Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza


  • Silhouette of manSuper-shy

    Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?


  • Detail from Gin Lane by HogarthMother's ruin

    The time was gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine


  • The two sisters in their bakery'Must be mad'

    Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • EscaladeBling's the thing

    The ostentatious Cadillac Escalade cruises into 2015 with fuel-gulping gusto

Programmes

  • A sun bearThe Travel Show Watch

    The Borneo sanctuary coming to rescue of the world’s smallest bear

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.