Cliff Richard interviewed by police for second time over 1980s sex crime claim

Spokesperson confirms that a voluntary meeting with police took place earlier this week

Cliff Richard has been re-interviewed by police investigating alleged sexual assaults, with his spokesperson describing the meeting with officers as voluntary.

Richard, 75, was interviewed under caution last year following allegations of a sex crime involving a young boy in the 1980s. He was not arrested or charged.

The interview followed a police search of the singer’s Berkshire home. A number of items were removed from the property. Richard denies the alleged offence, which the BBC says relates to an assault claim at a religious event at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield in 1985.

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Richard’s spokesperson has confirmed that the star was interviewed again this week and described the allegations as “completely false”.

“Other than restating that the allegations are completely false and that he will continue to co-operate fully with the police, it would not be appropriate for Sir Cliff to say anything further at this time,” the spokesman said.

The singer has previously described the claims as “absurd and untrue”.

Richard’s most recent public appearance came when he sang at the funeral of Cilla Black in August. He tours Britain later this year.