Rolf Harris released from prison - and will appear in person at indecent assault trial

Rolf Harris. Picture by PA

Rolf Harris. Picture by PA

Rolf Harris has been released from prison, jail staff have confirmed.

The Australia-born former television star, 87, was released from HMP Stafford on Friday morning.

It means Harris will be able to appear in person, on bail, when his indecent assault trial resumes on Monday at Southwark Crown Court.

Harris, who denies four charges of indecent assault against three women between 1971 and 1983, had previously appeared via video link.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court had previously been told Harris had already been convicted and sentenced for other offences in 2014.

Judge Deborah Taylor told jurors on Thursday: "He (Harris) will no longer be appearing in the court via video link and he will be attending what remains of his trial in person next week."