Rolf Harris juror was officer in Operation Yewtree police force

A juror on the Rolf Harris trial was a serving police officer with the force which launched the Operation Yewtree probe into the disgraced children’s entertainer.

We can reveal the Metropolitan Police officer was among the dozen on the jury during Harris’s trial at Southwark Crown Court last year.

Harris’s relatives complained to the judge during the proceedings – but he ruled the juror could continue in the role.

Police officers are allowed to sit on juries after the law changed in 2004.

Note the headline spin – sort of reads that the juror was on Op Yewtree?

It’s clarified in the article

The juror is a serving PC within Barking and Dagenham, East London.

There is no suggestion he had any involvement in Operation Yewtree.

Oh and

Despite Rolf’s family concerns, it is understood they have no plans to use it as the basis of an appeal.


Are they inferring that police aren’t fit to be jurors?  Is it because they no longer uphold the law – as was demonstrated in Notts at Tom Crawford’s eviction.

They wouldn’t do that – would they?