British Police Search Home Of Cliff Richard On Underage Sex Allegation – Yahoo News

View gallery Singer Cliff Richard performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London LONDON (Reuters) – Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, this site one of Britain’s best-known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offense involving an underage boy. They said they were searching a property in Berkshire, southwest of London, after receiving “an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving a boy who was under the age of 16 at the time.” Richard, 73, confirmed the property being searched was his and issued a statement denying the allegation. “For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online,” he said. “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,” he added. “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.” File photograph shows singer Cliff Richard showing off his medal as he leaves Buckingham Palace afte Police said there had been no arrests in relation to the search. Richard, one of Britain’s longest-serving entertainers, was born Harry Webb in 1940 and in his earlier days was often called Britain’s Elvis Presley.
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