Rolf Harris questioned in connection with claims of sexual offences — reports

Rolf Harris has been interviewed under caution in connection with the police inquiry set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, according to reports.

Scotland Yard said on Thursday that an 84-year-old was questioned on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at a police station in Stafford, Staffordshire, by Operation Yewtree detectives in connection with allegations of sexual offences.

The force said he was interviewed under the strand of the investigation they have termed “others” and that their inquiries continue.

A Metropolitan police spokesman said the man arrested has already been questioned under Operation Yewtree. However, he would not disclose the man’s identity.

Australia-born Harris was a popular singer, artist and television presenter for decades. He is currently in prison in Stafford.

He was first honoured by the Queen — whom he painted in 2005 — in the late 1960s with an MBE, followed by an OBE a decade later, and a CBE in 2006. In 2012 he took centre stage as one of the performers at the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations outside Buckingham palace.

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