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Cliff Richard denies allegations of ‘historic impropriety’

By Josh Haggis


Sir Cliff Richard has released a statement insisting that allegations of “historic impropriety” made against him are “completely false”.

Earlier today (August 14), it was confirmed that police are searching one of the singer’s properties in relation to an alleged historical sex offence dating back to the 1980s.

No arrests have been made, police have confirmed, and it has also been confirmed that the search is not connected to Operation Yewtree, which was set up by the Metropolitan Police in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. Read more here.

Read Sir Cliff Richard’s full statement below:

“For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online. The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen. However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press. I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me. Beyond stating that today’s allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded.”