11:15AM, Friday 01 August 2014
Rolf Harris has applied to appeal against his conviction for indecent assault.
Harris, 84, has submitted papers with the Court of Appeal which ask for permission to contest his conviction for 12 indecent assaults.
A spokesman for the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary service confirmed this morning that Harris’s lawyers are preparing to appeal.
A Court of Appeal judge will decide if Harris has permission to appeal.
The Australian-born entertainer was jailed for five years and nine months on July 4, after a Southwark Crown Court jury found him guilty of assaulting four girls, aged between seven or eight and 19.
The offences took place between 1968 and 1986.
On Wednesday the Attorney General confirmed that Harris’s sentence would not be brought to the Court of Appeal for being too lenient, but now Harris is contesting the conviction altogether.
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