The Ministry of Justice have confirmed that “appropriate action” has been taken after disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris entered school grounds.

88-year-old Harris went onto the grounds of Oldfield Primary School in Maidenhead to talk to a sculptor who was working on the site. Head teacher Richard Jarrett then approached Harris and told him to leave the site immediately.

A ministry of Justice spokesperson said: "Sex offenders are subject to strict licence conditions upon release and enforcement action if they breach them. We have taken appropriate action and will not comment further on an individual case.”

Mr Harris was convicted of 12 indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986 at London’s Southwark Crown Court in June 2014. This included one offence on an eight-year-old autograph hunter, two on girls who were in their early teens and a catalogue of abuse against one of his daughters’ friends over the course of 17 years.

He was formally cleared of four indecent historical sex offences in 2017 and had one of the 12 indecent assault convictions later in 2017 by the Court of Appeal.