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Cliff Richard 'not charged or arrested' after police interview

Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed by South Yorkshire Police, his spokesman has said today. He voluntarily met with officers and was not arrested or charged.

The BBC was accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat, following an allegation of sexual assault.

Director General Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Cliff Richard's flat following a sexual assault allegation.

Sir Cliff has strongly denied any wrongdoing, saying an allegation of an historic sexual assault is false.

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Sir Cliff home search 'relates to alleged stadium assault'

The historical sex offence claim made against Sir Cliff Richard allegedly took place in 1985 at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium in South Yorkshire, ITV News understands.

Sir Cliff Richard pictured in 1985. Credit: All Action/EMPICS Entertainment

The alleged incident is believed to have occurred at the time of a rally headlined by Billy Graham - an American Christian evangelist.

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