Saturday 18 November 2017

Police say Cliff Richard faces more than one abuse allegation

Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard

Martin Evans

The sex abuse investigation into Cliff Richard has "increased significantly since its inception" and now involves more than one allegation, South Yorkshire Police have revealed.

The 73-year-old singer was questioned by police in August after a man claimed he had been molested by the star in the 1980s.

But in a letter to Keith Vaz, the chairman of the UK's Home Affairs Select Committee, David Crompton, the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, confirmed that the investigation had now expanded beyond that single allegation.

He said: "This is an investigation which has increased significantly in size since its inception. Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers are aware that there is more than one allegation." He added: "In view of the expanding nature of the investigation, it would be premature and potentially misleading to predict a likely date when it will be concluded, however we are progressing as swiftly as possible."

In a statement yesterday Mr Richard said: "I have no idea where these absurd and untrue allegations come from. The police have not disclosed details to me." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Telegraph.co.uk

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