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Sheffield Rolf Harris mural to be removed

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Rolf Harris graffiti due to be painted over on Shoreham Street

NSST 4-7-14 Rolf MC 1 Rolf Harris graffiti due to be painted over on Shoreham Street

 

A mural of Rolf Harris is set to be removed from a street in Sheffield.

The painting, on a wall in Shoreham Street in the city centre, is set to be whitewashed by Sheffield Council as the former TV presenter faces sentencing for sex crimes.

Harris, aged 84, was found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

He was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today to five years and nine months in prison.

A spokesman for Sheffield Council confirmed the mural - thought to be have been painted by Harris himself - is set to be removed.

Coun Isobel Bowler, Cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “It’s not appropriate to have a mural of a convicted child abuser on a wall in Sheffield and we are painting it over as soon as we can.

“Longer term we will commission some street art for the space.”

 
 
 

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