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27th Jan 2017

PIC: Infamous former priest Neil Horan spotted supporting Rolf Harris outside court in London

Conor Heneghan

Horan held a sign in support of Harris and is said to have been spotted dancing outside court.

Neil Horan, a former priest from Kerry who developed a notorious reputation for his disruption of a number of high-profile public events, has been spotted proclaiming his support for Rolf Harris outside Southwark Crown Court in London.

Harris, who has been detained in prison in Staffordshire in England since 2014 after being convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault, is currently facing trial for further allegations of indecent assault and sexual assault on female victims between the ages of 12 and 42 over a period of over 30 years.

Although Harris (86) is following court proceedings via video link in prison, pictures from outside Southwark Crown Court showed Neil Horan proclaiming his support for Harris with a sign that reads ‘Rolf Harris New Trial. This is not justice, this is humiliation’.

Tweets from an unverified account in Horan’s name this week signalled his attention to stand outside court in support of Harris, who Horan claimed is ‘a wonderful entertainer’ and better than the late Terry Wogan.

Horan, who was also spotted outside the Supreme Court in London earlier this week, has previously attracted attention in the past for running across the track at Silverstone during the 2003 Grand Prix and for pushing Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima while he was winning the marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

He was arrested before getting the chance to stage a planned protest at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.