PAEDOPHILE Rolf Harris has broken cover after walking on to the grounds of a primary school and waving at children yesterday.
The shamed former TV star, 88, was snapped outside his home today after he was told to leave by the head teacher of the school in Maidenhead, Berks.
A witness, who took pictures of Harris stalking the grounds, told the Mirror: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
The disgraced entertainer – who served three years in prison for a string of historical sex offences – shook hands with the head teacher before he was ordered off the site, the paper says.
Richard Jarrett, head of Oldfield Primary School, insisted Harris had no access to the pupils and informed the police.
But parents are outraged that he was able to wave and smile at their children.
‘YOU NEED TO GO’
Mr Jarrett said: “We’ve got a wood sculptor working close to the road at the moment and Rolf Harris lives near to the school.
“He must have seen him [the sculptor] and come into the school area.
“He had no access to the children whatsoever.”
Harris explained that he was there to pick up some wood from the sculptor – but Mr Jarrett told him: “You need to go”.
Asked if he was concerned about the paedo waving at children, the teacher replied: “I was not there at the time to stop him waving at the children.”
STRING OF SEX OFFENCES
Shamed Animal Hospital star Harris was sentenced in June 2014 to five years nine months in prison for a dozen indecent assaults against four teenage girls between 1968 and 1986.
He was released on license after three years in May 2017 – with his sentence running out in March next year.
Harris is thought to have been placed on the Sex Offenders Register – but it is not clear if he will have breached this by entering the school grounds.
Aussie Rolf was photographed outside the school at about noon on Tuesday wearing a red jacket similar to the one he wore in his infamous mugshot.
The passer-by who took the snaps said: “I could not believe what I was seeing. A convicted paedophile should not be in the grounds of a primary school.
“He was waving at the children through the window. I think they were on lunch or maybe in class.
“They were waving back at him and clearly had no idea who he was.”
If you’re a paedophile you can’t be going near a school. I’m disgusted
And a furious mum of two said: “For him to just be able to freely walk in is not a good thing.
“If you’re a paedophile you can’t be going near a school. I’m disgusted.”
The Ministry of Justice said: “When sex offenders are released they are subject to strict licence conditions and are liable to be returned to custody for breaching them.
“We are looking into these reports and will take appropriate action.”
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A police spokesman said: “Thames Valley Police was called to Oldfield Primary School at around 3.15pm today.
“A report was made that a man was on the site of the school.
“An officer attended the scene but no offence was committed. No arrests were made.”
Harris was not at home to comment, according to the Mirror.
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