6 Aug 2013

Harris arrested again

12:53 pm on 6 August 2013

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was arrested again on Monday by police in Britain in connection with further accusations of sexual offences.

Harris, 83, was previously arrested last March after being interviewed under caution in November.

No charges have been laid and he was released on bail to a date in August.

The inquiry is part of Operation Yewtree, which was set up following the scandal surrounding the late television presenter Jimmy Savile.

The ABC reports Harris has made no public comment about the accusations.

However, earlier this year he alluded to being in a difficult situation during a concert in England and thanked fans for their support.

"You've got no idea what this means to have you turn up with such enthusiasm and such support," he told an audience in Bristol in May.

Harris received standing ovations at the beginning and end of the performance.