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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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Police 'search Sir Cliff Richard's home' over abuse claim

Police are searching a property in Berkshire owned by Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an historical sexual offence allegation, it has been reported.

Police confirmed they have gained access to a property in the Sunningdale area of Berkshire, but would not reveal who its owner was.

Sir Cliff Richard pictured at Wimbledon in July. Credit: PA Wire

"A search warrant was granted after police received an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving a boy who was under the age of 16 at the time," South Yorkshire Police said.

"No one has been arrested and the owner of the property was not present," they added.

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