Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison ahead of court appearance

Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison ahead of court appearance

Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison ahead of court appearance

Updated 19 May 2017, 23:10 AEST

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is released from Stafford Prison and will attend court in person next week as he pleads not guilty to four counts of indecent assault.

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has returned to his home in Berkshire after being released from Stafford prison.

The 87-year-old arrived at his home just after 9:00am (local time) where he was greeted by a media scrum outside his property.

Harris was escorted into his home by three men, one of whom had a scarf across his face to conceal his identity.

That man was involved in a minor scuffle with a member of the media, after he tried to push a photographer away.

Harris has been released on bail and will appear in Southwark Crown Court on Monday in person where he is pleading not guilty to four charges of indecent assault involving three girls aged between 13 and 16 in the 1970s and 80s.

During the first week of the trial he appeared in court via videolink from Stafford prison.

Judge Deborah Taylor has instructed the jury that his release should have no bearing on their verdicts.

The jury has not been told why Harris was in prison or how long he served.