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Cliff Richard's lawyers accuse MPs of damaging singer

Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers have written to Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP accusing the committee of causing the singer "a further round of unnecessary and extremely damaging media coverage with no due process" by publishing a letter about the South Yorkshire Police sex abuse investigation earlier this week.

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Police 'in regular contact' with Sir Cliff's lawyers

South Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable has revealed officers are in "regular contact" with Sir Cliff's lawyers over allegations of historical sexual assault.

In a letter to MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, Ch Cons David Crompton said the official investigation into the claims had "increased significantly in size".

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South Yorkshire Police has declined to comment on the contents of the letter.

It comes after an independent report criticised an agreement between the force and the BBC which resulted in a raid on the veteran pop star's home being broadcast live on television, saying it "interfered with his privacy" and "may well have caused unnecessary distress".

Sir Cliff has not been arrested or charged with any offence.

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