Police are searching one of Sir Cliff Richard’s properties in relation to an alleged historical sex offence dating back to the 1980s.
The 73-year-old singer, one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers, is not currently at the property in Sunningdale, Berkshire.
No arrests have been made, police have confirmed.
Read the full statement to the press from South Yorkshire Police below:
“South Yorkshire police has gained entry to a property in the Sunningdale area of Berkshire. Officers are currently searching the property. A search warrant was granted after police received an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving a boy who was under the age of 16 at the time. No one has been arrested and the owner of the property was not present.”
Police also confirmed that the search of Richard’s Berkshire property is not connected to Operation Yewtree, which was set up by the Metropolitan Police in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.