Veteran entertainer was found guilty of 12 charges of indecently assaulting young girls over a period of nearly 20 years
Rolf Harris has launched appeal bid to cut his sentence after being found guilty of 12 charges of indecently assaulting young girls over a period of nearly 20 yearsReuters

Disgraced Rolf Harris wants to appeal against his sentence for child sex crimes in a bid to get his jail time reduced.

Harris, 84, has applied for permission to appeal his five years and nine month prison term for 12 indecent assaults he carried out while he was a much-loved TV star.

The application from his lawyers was confirmed by the Judicial Office.

The appeal bid comes after it was revealed 150 complaints had been received claiming his sentence has been too "lenient."

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said he would not ask the Court of Appeal to consider increasing the tarrif on Harris.

Harris' repeated sex offending was exposed as part of Operation Yewtree. He was jailed for offences committed between 1968 and 1986, including against his own daughter's best friend.

Scotland Yard said more complaints of sexual assault had been made against Harris since his conviction in June.