Two police officers have been given "words of advice" after an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation in to their actions when the News of the World hacked Milly Dowler's mobile phone messages in 2002.
Surrey Police Deputy Chief Constable Craig Denholm and Detective Superintendent Maria Woodall will be given verbal and written warnings.
The pair were referred to the IPCC in November 2012, over accusations that Deputy Chief Constable Denholm knew Milly's phone was being accessed by the News of the World and that Detective Superintendent Woodall over information she provided Surrey Police during an internal investigation.
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Mr Justice Mann said the BBC had infringed the star’s privacy rights in a ‘serious and sensationalist way’.
Searches were carried out at properties in West Belfast.
Reacting to the judgment, Sir Cliff cried with relief and said: "I'm choked up. I can't believe it. It's wonderful news."