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Rolf Harris looks frail as he's pictured for first time since turning 90

Rolf Harris, 90, pictured for the first time since his lockdown birthday

Paedophile Rolf Harris has been seen in public for the first time since he turned 90 during the coronavirus lockdown.

The disgraced children's entertainer was spotted taking his dog for a walk near his home in Bray, Berkshire.

Harris was seen carrying a wooden walking stick with him as he took his pet for a stroll.

Wearing a blue shirt, green gilet, beige trousers and sandals for his outing, Harris cut a frail figure.

The Australian was convicted of 12 indecent assaults at Southwark Crown Court in June 2014, and was sentenced to six years behind bars. 

However, he was released from HMP Stafford on parole in May 2017 after serving just three years of his sentence. 

During his time behind bars he was hospitalised after his diabetes spiralled out of control. 

The 90-year-old lives with his wife Alwen Hughes at their home in Berkshire where he has been placed under 'house arrest' by his family following a 'disastrous incident'.

Last year, Harris entered the grounds of  Oldfield Primary School and waved at pupils.

Wearing a blue shirt, green vest, beige trousers and sandals for his outing, Harris looked a frail figure

Richard Jarrett, head of Oldfield Primary School, said Harris had no access to the pupils and ordered him off the grounds before informing the police.

But neighbours at the time defended him, saying: 'He's an asset to the area, he's been a tremendous supporter of any charity we've been part of.'

Another said the incident had an adverse effect on his health, saying: 'It's badly affected him; he's in poor health and has declined rapidly. He doesn't come out any more and when he does it's only ever with his carer.' 

Harris was seen carrying a wooden walking stick with him as he took his dog for a stroll near his home in Bray, Berkshire

Harris's assaults include one on an eight-year-old autograph hunter and two against girls in their early teens, as well as a catalogue of abuse against his daughter's friend of over 16 years.

Some of the offences had been carried out while his daughter was in the same room. He admitted having a relationship with the woman, but said it only started when she reached 18.  

Of the 12 convictions, one was overturned on appeal in November 2017, and a jury chose not to convict him in two additional cases in the same year. 

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