Jury sworn in for Rolf Harris trial

Thursday 08 May 2014 23.00
Rolf Harris was accompanied by his wife Alwen and other family members
Rolf Harris was accompanied by his wife Alwen and other family members

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of artist and entertainer Rolf Harris, who is accused of a string of indecent assaults.

The 84-year-old appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court today, accompanied by his wife Alwen.

She looked on from the public gallery with other family members as he sat in the glass-walled dock.

Mr Harris, from Bray in Berkshire, listened to proceedings through a hearing loop.

A panel of 12, made up of six men and six women, along with three extras, two men and one woman, were chosen from a pool of more than 20 potential members.

Mr Harris stood at the front of the dock as the process took place and the indictment was read out.