Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been found guilty on eight charges of indecent assault, according to the BBC.

Clifford, 71, whose high-profile clients have included Jade Goody, Rebecca Loos and Freddie Starr, was arrested in 2012 as part of the Operation Yewtree police investigation into historic sex offences committed by people in the public eye. So far it is the first Yewtree investigation to yield a conviction.

The jury at Southwark Crown Court found that Clifford was guilty of eight of 10 charges of committing sex acts on four women and girls, aged as young as 15.

He was cleared of two charges of indecent assault, while the jury failed to reach a verdict on another charge.

 

Judge Anthony Leonard QC warned him that the fact he was granted bail was no indication of the sentence that would be passed.

 

Speaking outside court, Clifford stood with his daughter, Louise, in front of photographers but ignored questions from reporters, saying: “I have been told by my lawyers to say nothing at all.”

Sentencing will take place on Friday.