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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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MPs' to quiz BBC and police' over Cliff Richard search

The BBC and South Yorkshire Police have been summoned to appear before MPs to explain how the broadcaster knew Sir Cliff Richard's home was to be searched, the BBC reported.

Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz gave both institutions a deadline of today at midday to reply to his letters.

Sir Cliff Richard pictured at Wimbledon in July. Credit: PA Wire

It comes after the singer's Berkshire apartment was searched by police as part of investigations into an alleged sexual offence which took place during the 80s - allegations Sir Cliff has vehemently denied.

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