Rolf Harris jury sent home after questioning judge

JURORS in the trial of Rolf Harris have been sent home for the weekend after asking the judge what happens if they are unable to reach unanimous verdicts.

The 12 jury members first retired on Thursday and continued their deliberations on Friday afternoon. So far they have been out for six hours in total.

They asked Justice Nigel Sweeney three questions on Friday, including what steps they could take if they were unable to reach unanimous verdicts.

"At the moment the only verdict on each count I can accept from you is one upon which you are all agreed," the judge said in reply.

However, Justice Sweeney noted that position could change, in which case he would give "further directions".

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