Sir Cliff Richard interviewed for second time over claim of indecent assault in Sheffield

Sir Cliff Richard. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Sir Cliff Richard. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed by South Yorkshire Police detectives for a second time over an allegation of sexual assault.

The veteran entertainer met officers voluntarily, a spokesman for the star said.

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He was interviewed under caution last year by detectives investigating a claim of a sex crime involving a young boy in the 1980s, but was not arrested or charged.

A spokesman said the singer spoke to officers again this week.

Sir Cliff has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a Christian concert at Bramall Lane in 1985.

The multi-millionaire was spotted in The Elachi Indian restaurant in Hoyland, Barnsley, earlier this week.

He told diners he had been in Chapeltown on private business.

Sir Cliff’s spokesman: “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.”

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

Mr Crompton said the ‘expanding nature’ of the investigation meant he could not give a date when it would be concluded.

South Yorkshire officers raided Sir Cliff’s home in Berkshire last year.