South Yorkshire Police boss wants answers on Cliff Richard investigation leak

Richards denies all charges

Richards denies all charges

South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has announced an inquiry will take place into how the Sir Cliff Richard investigation became public.

Shaun Wright has said ‘questions need to be answered’ about the original source of the leak, which South Yorkshire Police say did not come from them.

The force has admitted doing a deal with a BBC reporter who approached them with information about the investigation. Police provided the BBC with the date of their search of Sir Cliff’s house in Berkshire in exchange for the broadcaster delaying publication of the story.

 

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