Sir Cliff Richard: I fully intend to clear my name

Sir Cliff Richard has reiterated his innocence following the recent raid of his home over an allegation of historical sexual assault.

Sir Cliff's home was recently searched in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a young boy in 1985. Credit: Utrecht Robin/ABACA

In a statement published on Facebook today, the pop star thanked fans and the press for the support and said he was "doing OK" following the claims.

He added: "It goes without saying that I fully intend to clear my name".

Just to be absolutely clear, the allegation is completely false and I will continue to cooperate with the police should they wish to speak to me again.

– Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff has been questioned by police but has not been charged or arrested.