Rolf Harris, 2011, ITV Life Stories (screen grab)Rolf Harris has been re-arrested over new allegations of sexual offences.

The 83-year-old Australian entertainer was first arrested and bailed by officers from Operation Yewtree in March on suspicion of sexual offences.

Answering bail today the Metropolitan Police confirmed that Harris was further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree.

Harris has been re-bailed to a date later this month. Scotland Yard state that his arrest falls under the strand of the investigation termed as ‘others’. The police did not specifically name Harris but he was identified under the tag “Yewtree 5”.

The 83- year-old Australian became a household name in the fifties, with roles on children’s television for both the BBC and ITV, before becoming a celebrity with his quirky music singles, most of which he performed on Saturday to the crowd of around 1,800  – including Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport and Waltzing Matilda.

In May, Harris returned to the stage for the first time following his initial arrest where he received a standing ovation at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Operation Yewtree was launched following sex abuse claims against television presenter Jimmy Savile.

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