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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 Richard calls allegations 'completely false'

Sir Cliff Richard has said the allegations made against him are "completely false."

Sir Cliff Richard said in a statement, 'The allegations are completely false'. Credit: Dave Bedrosian/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Sir Cliff said in a statement: "For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online.

"The allegations are completely false."

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