The BBC has said that its reporter Dan Johnson did not mention officers from Operation Yewtree, the Metropolitan Police or giving "any clue" as to the source of the original tip off, and had kept notes of his meeting with South Yorkshire Police before the raid.
The broadcaster's head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro was speaking to the Home Affairs Select Committee about their coverage of the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home earlier this summer.
Mr Munro said: "Dan Johnson totally denies mentioning Yewtree by name or the Metropolitan Police force or indeed any other clue as to the identity of the source for the original story.
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