Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

A police picture of Rolf Harris
A police picture of Rolf Harris
Portsmouth Conservative group leader Donna Jones, police minister Nick Hurd, Hampshire police and crime commissioner Michael Lane, Hampshire chief constable Olivia Pinkney and Portsmouth city council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180524-0106)

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Disgraced former children’s entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.

Harris was found guilty last year of 12 counts of indecent assault including an attack on a girl at a community centre in Leigh Park.

A jury convicted Harris, 84, of abusing four women between 1968 and 1986 following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.

The first victim was groped by the entertainer when she was aged seven or eight after she went to get his autograph at a community centre near Portsmouth between the 1960s and 1970s.

She told the jury he aggressively assaulted her ‘out of nowhere’ at the packed venue.