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Rolf Harris Receives 'Special Treatment' In Stafford Prison As He Creates Giant Mural

13/07/2015 14:08 BST | Updated 13/07/2015 15:59 BST

Paedophile Rolf Harris is reportedly busy painting a large decorative mural at Stafford Prison.

And the disgraced children’s entertainer has sparked fury among the other prisoners who feel he is being given special treatment to complete the task, The Sun reports.

Referring to the fact the 84-year-old is not allowed to keep sketch pads because the other inmates keep stealing his work, a source told the newspaper: “The only explanation I can think of for letting Rolf do the mural is that it will be too big for any of the other prisoners to pinch.

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Rolf Harris was jailed last July for a string of sex attacks

“But they are not happy. He’s swanning around painting while they are stuck peeling spuds. He’s getting special treatment.”

Harris was jailed last July for five years and nine months for a string of sex attacks on girls as young as seven.

Pete Saunders, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood told Huffington Post UK: “If that’s true then it’s appalling.

Rolf Harris through the ages

“If he is getting preferential treatment I think that sends out a terribly distressing sign to society, not least his victims.”

A spokesman for Stafford Prison would not comment on individual prisoners.

Harris caused outrage last month when it was alleged he had written a song mocking his victims as money grabbing “wenches”.

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In a letter obtained by the Mail on Sunday, Harris said his victims were “joining the feeding frenzy” by getting their “hooks in his dough.”

His victims are calling for him to be denied parole over the song.

Harris also described his life behind bars at the Category C prison as “no hardship really.”

Accounts published in February revealed the father-of-one is earning thousands from his cell every day thanks a series of shrewd property investments.

By contrast, his fellow inmates only earn £7 a day doing menial chores.