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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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'Number of people contact police' since Sir Cliff search

A "number of people" have been in touch with police since Sir Cliff Richard's home was searched yesterday, South Yorkshire Police have said.

Sir Cliff was not at his Berkshire apartment when it was searched on Thursday. Credit: Reuters

In a statement the force said: "Since the search took place a number of people have contacted the police to provide information."

Pop veteran Sir Cliff, 73, has dismissed claims he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1980s as "completely false".

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