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Rolf Harris new evidence given to prosecutors

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Image caption Rolf Harris was jailed in July for five years and nine months for 12 indecent assaults

A "full file" of further allegations against jailed entertainer Rolf Harris is being considered by prosecutors, the BBC understands.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it was given the evidence after an 85-year old man was interviewed in relation to Operation Yewtree in February.

The BBC understands the man to be Harris, currently serving a prison term for a string of indecent assaults.

The Metropolitan Police said it would not comment on the case.

Decision 'in due course'

Harris was jailed in July for five years and nine months after being found guilty of 12 indecent assaults against four girls - including one aged just seven or eight.

The offences took place between 1968 and 1986 and his victims included a young autograph hunter, two girls in their early teens and a friend of his daughter.

A CPS spokesman said: "The CPS has received a full file of evidence following the interview under caution of an 85-year-old man on 3 and 4 February at a police station in Stafford in relation to Operation Yewtree.

"A decision will be made in due course."

Image caption Rolf Harris had appeared on television since the 1950s

Veteran entertainer Harris, who had appeared on screens in Britain and beyond since the 1950s, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on 30 June, having pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

During the trial he was described as a "Jekyll and Hyde character" who took advantage of his fame to abuse his victims.

In March he was stripped of his CBE.

Operation Yewtree is the Met's investigation into abuse by Jimmy Savile and others.

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