Rolf Harris 'could be sent back to PRISON' for 'waving at kids on school grounds' after jail release

Rolf Harris 'could be sent back to PRISON' for 'waving at kids on school grounds' after jail release

February 6, 2019

The 88-year-old disgraced star made headlines overnight after he was reportedly pictured walking onto the grounds of a primary school and waving at children in Maidenhead, Berks.

The disgraced entertainer – who served three years in prison for a string of historical sex offences – shook hands with the head teacher before he was ordered off the site, the Mirror reported.

But neighbours leapt to the former entertainer's defence today, arguing he had not trespassed on the Oldfield Primary School grounds.

One elderly male neighbour said: "It's horrendous. You know his only interest was looking at some wooden sculptures.

"He's an asset to the area, he's been a tremendous supporter of any charity we've been part of."

The neighbour claimed Harris was not well, while his wife was also bedbound.

He added: "We know he had sex with a 15-year-old but we find it terribly sad that the end of his life has been marred by continual investigation into what happened 30 or 40 years ago."

Another male neighbour putting out rubbish described the outrage in the local community as "nonsense".

He said: "There is some wood work being done at the edge of the school. He went and asked for some wood from it. He's a sculptor. This is all silly stuff."

Harris today refused to comment on the incident.

He's an asset to the area, he's been a tremendous supporter of any charity we've been part of

After photographs emerged of Harris at the school, head Richard Jarrett insisted that he had no access to pupils, and that police had been informed.

Mr Jarrett said: “We’ve got a wood sculptor working close to the road at the moment and Rolf Harris lives near to the school.

"He must have seen him [the sculptor] and come into the school area.

"He had no access to the children whatsoever."

Harris explained that he was there to pick up some wood from the sculptor – but Mr Jarrett told him: "You need to go".

Asked if he was concerned about the paedo waving at children, the teacher replied: "I was not there at the time to stop him waving at the children.”


Shamed Animal Hospital star Harris was sentenced in June 2014 to five years nine months in prison for a dozen indecent assaults against four teenage girls between 1968 and 1986.

He was released on license after three years in May 2017 – with his sentence running out in March next year.

Harris is thought to have been placed on the Sex Offenders Register – but it is not clear if he will have breached this by entering the school grounds.

Aussie Rolf was photographed outside the school at about noon on Tuesday wearing a red jacket similar to the one he wore in his infamous mugshot.

The passer-by who took the snaps said: "I could not believe what I was seeing. A convicted paedophile should not be in the grounds of a primary school.

“He was waving at the children through the window. I think they were on lunch or maybe in class.

"They were waving back at him and clearly had no idea who he was.”

We are looking into these reports and will take appropriate action

And a furious mum of two said: “For him to just be able to freely walk in is not a good thing.

"If you’re a paedophile you can’t be going near a school. I’m disgusted.”

It is understand the Ministry of Justice has spoken to Harris since the incident.

An MoJ spokeswoman said officials were looking into the matter and "appropriate action" would be taken.
"When sex offenders are released they are subject to strict licence conditions and are liable to be returned to custody for breaching them," she said.
"We are looking into these reports and will take appropriate action."

An MOJ spokesperson also commented: "Sex offenders are subject to strict licence conditions upon release and enforcement action if they breach them”.

Thames Valley Police said an officer attended the school after being called on Tuesday afternoon but no offence was committed and no arrests were made.
Harris declined to answer journalists' questions about what he was doing at the school when he left his gated home near the Thames on Wednesday.
He was driven away in a Range Rover.

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