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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