Sir Cliff Richard to face no further action after South Yorkshire Police probe into child sex abuse claim

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Sir Cliff Richard is to face no further action over a child sex abuse allegation investigated by South Yorkshire Police.

The Crown Prosecution Service has today announced that the world famous 75-year-old performer is not to face any charges.

South Yorkshire Police launched an investigation in 2014 after a claim he assaulted a teenage boy at an event in Sheffield in the 1980s.

Officers raided the star's home in Berkshire with a BBC film crew present, which landed the then Chief Constable, David Crompton, before MPs to explain the decision to alert journalists to the pre-planned raid.

Sir Cliff, who always denied any wrongdoing, was interviewed voluntarily twice over the allegation but was never arrested.

The multi-millionaire singer was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a Christian concert at Bramall Lane.

Earlier this year South Yorkshire Police said its investigation into the veteran entertainer had ‘increased significantly in size’ and involved ‘more than one allegation’.

Sir Cliff said he is 'obviously thrilled that the vile accusations and the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close'.

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