Folk singer Roy Harper has been cleared on a second charge of indecent assault but may have to face trial again after a jury could not agree other verdicts..

After a three-week trial at Worcester Crown Court the jury of six men and six men was out for 13 hours without being able to return verdicts on five other sex charges.

The 73-year-old from Rossmore, near Clonakilty, Co Cork, denies allegations of indecent assault, indecency with a child and having sexual intercourse with a child in the 1970s.

Judge Robert Juckes QC gave the majority direction but the panel, after returning the not guilty verdict, was unable to reach more conclusions.

The second not guilty verdict involved allegations that Harper indecently assaulted a 12-year-old girl when she visited the farm at Marden, Herefordshire, where he was living in the 1970s and 1980s..

Harpeet Sandhu, for the prosecution, said he would discuss the case with the CPS and hoped to get a decision within 14 days.