Veteran entertainer was found guilty of 12 charges of indecently assaulting young girls over a period of nearly 20 years
Rolf Harris will appear at Westminster magistrates court to face the charges Reuters

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, 85, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 17 March, charged with seven counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls as young as 12.

Harris is currently serving a five-year and nine-month sentence after being found guilty of 22 counts of indecent assault against victims as young as seven.

The latest charges against Harris date from between 1971 and 2014, related to seven complainants aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offences.

The Crown Proseution Service said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Rolf Harris. Having completed our review in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault."

Harris was one of six people to be convicted under Operation Yewtree, the Met Police inquiry into historic sex abuse allegations set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.