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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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Dominic Grieve calls Cliff raid leak 'very questionable'

Attorney General Dominic Grieve said the alleged tip off Credit: PA

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has branded the police handling of the raid of Sir Cliff Richard's house "odd" and "very questionable".

He told the Sunday Telegraph: "I can see that police might not want to warn somebody about a search because they fear a suspect will destroy the evidence. But it was much odder to tip off the BBC that they were carrying out the raid."

Mr Grieve also questioned whether the force could have breached national guidelines by making public its investigation.

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