Harris Sentence Will Not Be Referred Over Leniency

The Attorney General has ruled that the sentence handed down to Rolf Harris will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite some 150 complaints regarding its "leniency".

Earlier this month Harris was sentenced to five years nine months for 12 charges of indecent assault on four girls.

It is understood that a number of complaints over the sentence were lodged in the days proceeding the sentencing.

In a statement released by the attorney general's office, it said that Attorney General Jeremy Wright, had decided not to refer the case to the Court of Appeal as he did not believe that it would be found to have been unduly lenient.


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