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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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Parkinson brands Sir Cliff investigation a 'witch hunt'

Sir Michael Parkinson has told ITV News the investigation into his friend Sir Cliff Richard and others "feels like some sort of witch hunt."

He said anyone who has not been charged with a crime should not be named by police or have their names reported in the press.

The talk show host, who lives close to disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, criticised police handling of such cases saying "the media were there before the police were."

He added there was a "lot to be learned" from Operation Yewtrew and said media should "tread more softly" when covering such stories.

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