Rolf Harris’ lawyers are reportedly seeking funding for guards to protect the Australian entertainer

Rolf Harris in London back in 2013. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Laura ArmstrongThe Sun

ROLF Harris wants taxpayers to cough up for around-the-clock protection when he is freed from jail next month.

Harris’ lawyers claim he will be entitled to it unless a retrial he faces on three sex charges is held before his release, The Sun reports.

They have written urging the Justice Ministry to get a move on or face a daily bill for guarding him.

A source revealed yesterday: “That could cost thousands a day.”

Harris, 87, who also faces trial on a fresh sex charge, was sentenced to five years and nine months in 2014 for molesting four women and girls.

He is due to be released from Stafford Prison next month after spending almost three years behind bars.

Harris claims his home in the south of Britain, is “not remotely secure”, meaning he is at risk of attack.

His ill wife Alwen, 85, lives there.

Rolf Harris with his wife Alwen Hughes. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie)

Rolf Harris with his wife Alwen Hughes. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie)Source:Supplied

The shamed TV entertainer was spotted for the first time in three years back in March as he attended a hospital appointment.

The source said: “He can’t contemplate moving elsewhere as she needs 24-hour care.”

The Ministry of Justice refused to comment.

Rolf Harris was found guilty of 12 indecent assault charges after a seven week trial back in June, 2014.

He was found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls between 1968 and 1986 and was arrested in March 2013 by police officers working for Operation Yewtree.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission

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