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Cliff Richard voluntarily interviewed by police

SIR Cliff Richard has said the sex assault allegation against him is "completely false".

The 'Summer Holiday' singer - who was not arrested or charged - was "voluntarily" interviewed by police yesterday (23.08.14) as part of the investigation into an alleged historic sex crime involving a boy, and while he "will continue to co-operate fully", he has reaffirmed his strong denial of the accusation.

His spokesman said: "Sir Cliff voluntarily met with members of south Yorkshire Police. He was not arrested or charged.

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

"Other than restating that this allegation is 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."

The 60s star - whose property in Berkshire, South East England was searched by police last week in relation to an alleged historical sex offence - has strongly denied claims he sexually assaulted a young boy at an event in 1985, and he and his team will reportedly demand an explanation as to why the investigation has dragged on "for so long".

A source said: "Sir Cliff and his team want explanations as to why the investigation has gone on for so long and why they burst into his home without warning."

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