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Sir Cliff Richard's Berkshire property searched by police

The pop star Sir Cliff Richard has had his home in Berkshire searched by South Yorkshire Police, in connection with an allegation of sexual assault involving a boy who was under 16 at the time.

The allegation was made recently but dates back to the 1980s. Det Supt Matt Fenwick of South Yorkshire Police said the complaint concerned an alleged assault on a boy under the age of 16.

The BBC understands the alleged sexual assault is claimed to have taken place at a rally by the Christian evangelist Billy Graham at a football stadium in Sheffield.

Sir Cliff, who hasn't been arrested, strongly denies the allegation.

David Sillito reports.

  • 18 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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