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Clifford's sex assaults jail term appeal fails

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford has lost a challenge against his eight-year jail sentence for sex offences.

The sentence was upheld by three Court of Appeal judges in London today.

Clifford (71) was jailed in May after being convicted of a string of indecent assaults, carried out between 1977 and 1984, using his celebrity connections to lure women.

The former celebrity agent, who branded his accusers "fantasists", denied the charges, but was convicted at London's Southwark Crown Court.

Announcing the appeal court's decision, Lord Justice Treacy, who heard the case with Mr Justice Turner and Judge Michael Pert, said the sentence was "justified".

Clifford is currently serving his sentence at Littlehey Category C men's prison in Cambridgeshire.

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