Home > News > World
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 7:00:00 AM
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 7:24:48 AM
LONDON: Police interviewed Britain's veteran singer Cliff Richard on Saturday following a historic sex crime allegation against him, his spokesman said.
Richard, one of the country's top entertainers since the 1950s who is famous for hits such as Living Doll and Devil Woman, met officers voluntarily and was not arrested or charged.
The interview came after his luxury apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, southern England, was last week searched by police investigating the allegation which involves a boy under 16 and dates back to the 1980s.
The 73-year-old star's spokesman said: "He co-operated fully with officers and answered the questions put to him.
Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1995 and is known for his clean-living, Christian lifestyle.
Police have said their investigation is in its early stages.
Richard's fans have rallied around him, showing their support by buying copies of his 1992 single I Still Believe in You in a bid to get it into this week's Top 40 list of best-selling singles.
The search of the star's home has attracted controversy due to questions over how broadcaster the BBC, which had a crew on the scene at the time, knew it was taking place.
The BBC's director general, Tony Hall, and David Crompton, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police which led the search, have been summoned to give evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee in September.
Tags / Keywords:
Cliff Richard, Britain, entertainment, world, sex crime
'Kamilah Malaysia' is back and coming to you
Britain’s Kate makes last royal visit before birth
London steps up fight for spoils from tech boom
Coach Beng Hai wants hockey boys to defy odds
Sime Darby to buy all remaining NBPOL shares
Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forces' advance in Tikrit
Suicide attack on Afghan MP kills three in Kabul
Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina - newspaper
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for Destinations 2015
A tribute to majestic temples of Chola era
Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an e-mail?
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)