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Rolf Harris pleads not guilty to indecent assaults

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Former television entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty at Southwark Crown Court to seven charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

The allegations date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven girls and women who were aged between 12 and 27.

Some of the offences were allegedly committed at BBC Television Centre in west London.

The 86-year-old will appear in court for a procedural hearing on 29 July.

His trial has been set to start on 9 January 2017.