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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BBC chief refuses to reveal source of Cliff Richard info

The BBC Director General Tony Hall has said he will not reveal how the BBC learned about a police warrant to search Sir Cliff Richard's home in advance.

In his letter to Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz, he said the anonymity of sources was "a key principle for all journalism" and "for that reason the BBC will not be providing details about the source".

He added that the BBC was an independent organisation and that he would not "elaborate on detail of our editorial processes".

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