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Cliff Richard investigation has 'increased significantly in size'

South Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable David Crompton has said the Sir Cliff Richard investigation has "increased significantly in size"

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South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable letter to Keith Vaz

South Yorkshire Police detectives are in very regular contact with Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers. Typically this involves a verbal update about once a fortnight.

We have not written directly to Sir Cliff Richard. It is the responsibility of his lawyers to ensure he is fully briefed on the conversations which have taken place with investigators.

This is an investigation which has increased significantly in size since its inception. Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers are aware that there is more than one allegation.

In view of the expanding nature of the investigation, it would be premature and potentially misleading to predict a likely date when it will be concluded; however, we are progressing as swiftly as possible.

Two paragraphs of the letter from Mr Crompton were blacked out before being released.

– David Crompton, South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable

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