Police search Sir Cliff Richard’s property after sex offence claims

2014-08-14 14:37

London - BBC News on Thursday afternoon reported that the police were searching a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

According to a police spokesman the allegation involved a boy under 16 and dated from the 1980s in the South Yorkshire area.

Mail Online added that no arrests had been made.

Callum May, producer and radio person for BBC News, tweeted a photo from outside Sir Richard’s house. 

No further details are available at the moment.

Sir Richard is a British singer and top-selling artist best known for his hit song, Summer Holiday. According to his website CliffRichard.org he has been a musical icon for five decades.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1958 Sir Richard has sold a staggering 250m records and still draws the crowds with his live performances.

The 73-year-old recently addressed long-running speculation about his sexuality on an Australian TV show.

The Independent reported that during the interview for A Current Affair, Sir Cliff revealed that all the rumours about his sexuality hurt him and his family when he was younger, but said the gossip “doesn’t really matter to me anymore”.

- Channel24

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