More allegations against Cliff Richard ?
“The expansion of the investigation meant no date could be given for when it would be concluded”. Which will be a relief for South Yorkshire Police and the BBC.
An historical sex offence inquiry into singer Sir Cliff Richard has “increased significantly in size” and involves “more than one allegation”, police say.
The expansion of the investigation meant no date could be given for when it would be concluded, South Yorkshire Police’s chief constable said.
It comes after police raided Sir Cliff’s Berkshire home last August.
He was interviewed about an allegation of a sex crime involving a young boy, but was not arrested or charged.
In a letter dated 10 February to Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, Chief Constable David Crompton said his force was in regular contact with Sir Cliff’s lawyers.
That involved a “verbal update about once a fortnight”, he said.
“This is an investigation which has increased significantly in size since its inception. Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers are aware that there is more than one allegation,” he said in the letter.
He added: “It would be premature and potentially misleading to predict a likely date when it will be concluded, however, we are progressing as swiftly as possible.”