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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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Search of 'Sir Cliff's property' not related to Yewtree

The search of a Berkshire property said to belong to Sir Cliff Richard is not related to Operation Yewtree, police have confirmed to ITV News.

Sir Cliff Richard performing on the Graham Norton Show in December last year. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

South Yorkshire Police said the property was being searched in relation to "an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving a boy who was under the age of 16 at the time."

Operation Yewtree was launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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