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Cliff Richard speaks to police

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Cliff Richard speaks to police

Sir Cliff Richard has been voluntarily interviewed by police.

The 75-year-old singer met with South Yorkshire Police officers earlier this week and co-operated fully and answered all questions as part of an investigation into an alleged sex crime involving a young boy in the 1980s.

A spokesperson for the 'Devil Woman' hitmaker - who was interviewed under caution last year by detectives investigating the claims - said the allegations are "completely false".

The representative said in a statement: "Sir Cliff Richard voluntarily met with and was interviewed by members of South Yorkshire Police.

He was not arrested or charged, nor has he ever been.

He co-operated fully with officers and answered the questions put to him.

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."

Cliff's friend Jimmy Tarbuck - who was arrested on historic sex abuse claims but had the case against him dropped almost a year later - recently admitted his singer pal was feeling the strain of being under investigation.

He said: "I was with Cliff [Richard] the other day... He's a really decent man and the shadow he's been put under... it's the same thing [as I felt]."