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Harry Redknapp is rushed, in vain, from court to City Airport yesterday – his flight to Liverpool was grounded by technical problems

Redknapp's QC rounds on reporter

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Emotional Harry Redknapp vigorously denies lying in court

Harry Redknapp fought back tears in court today as he fiercely denied telling his tax evasion trial "a pack of lies".

Harry Redknapp: 'I write like a two-year-old'

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Football boss Harry Redknapp told a jury today: "I have always paid my taxes."

Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday where he is on trial accused of tax evasion

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