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Cliff Richard Home Searched Over Alleged Sex Offence

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Cliff Richard Home Searched Over Alleged Sex Offence Reply with quote

Cliff Richard home is being searched in Berkshire over alleged sex offence dating back to the 1980's.

http://news.sky.com/story/1318591/cliff-richards-home-searched-over-sex-claim
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:50 pm    Post subject: Cliff Richard Statement in Full Reply with quote

Here is Sir Cliff Richard's statement in full after police started saerching his Berkshire home:

"For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online.

"The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen.

"However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press.

"I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me.
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"Beyond stating that today's allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded."
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Cliff Richard Statement in Full Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
"Beyond stating that today's allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded."

It's so funny, he's not gonna talk anymore.
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His press secretary didn't know anything about allegations being circulated.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This person who has complained was "under 16" in the 1980s when the offence is alleged to have taken place. He would now be an adult aged at least 40 so I think it is very unfair that Cliff Richard has been named while the accuser's identity is protected. It doesn't seem right.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree Eileen.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
This person who has complained was "under 16" in the 1980s when the offence is alleged to have taken place. He would now be an adult aged at least 40 so I think it is very unfair that Cliff Richard has been named while the accuser's identity is protected. It doesn't seem right.


Yes, I absolutely agree. It calls into question the motive of the "accuser", in fact.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree too, Cliff Richard has not even been arrested!

Whatever happened to innocence before guilt?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot understand why Police searched his Sunningdale home. A warrant would only have been issued in order to obtain evidence relevant to the alleged offence. Cliff did not live there in the 80's and certainly did not own a computer - but you can bet your life they will be rummaging through his internet search records. This is a breach of legal process and would appear to be a breach of a person's rights to privacy - all so typical of most of the Op Yewtree arrests.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
I cannot understand why Police searched his Sunningdale home. A warrant would only have been issued in order to obtain evidence relevant to the alleged offence. Cliff did not live there in the 80's and certainly did not own a computer - but you can bet your life they will be rummaging through his internet search records. This is a breach of legal process and would appear to be a breach of a person's rights to privacy - all so typical of most of the Op Yewtree arrests.


The alleged inoccent happened at the Christian evangelist Billy Graham rally at the Sheffield stadium. So what are they looking for? Something else? Is it going too blow into something more?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymity should be given to those individuals unless convicted. The person who makes the allegations gets the right to.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Cliff has complained, rightly I think, that the press were informed about the search of his property before he was. Why were the press informed at all?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

South Yorkshire Police have admitted working with a media outlet before searching Sir Cliff Richard's home in Berkshire.

They said -"when they were contacted by the outlet with information about an investigation, they decided to work with them "to protect the integrity" of the probe."

They added: "Since the search took place a number of people have contacted the police to provide information and we must acknowledge that the media played a part in that, for which we are grateful".

Sir Cliff, 73, has complained he did not know officers were planning to search his penthouse apartment on the Charters Estate in Sunningdale and that he only learnt about it through media reports.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not helping him either by posting so many "update" comments about it here, Mark!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are any number of mentally disturbed people who fantasise about their sexual liaisons , not only with celebrities, who make allegations to Police in order to fulfil their fantasy. I recall the TV documentary of the 80's where a serial complainant was vigorously questioned by a detective prior to withdrawing her spurious allegation. The officer knew her history and the complaint was withdrawn. There was outrage at the time about the officer's methods and he was returned to uniform duties, but justice was done and the allegation was recognised as malicious.
Surely, if justice can be assisted by encouraging other supposed "victims" to come forward by naming the supposed perpetrator, then the same justice is served by naming the supposed victim, who may be identified by people he/she has previously accused.
And I have no time for any sexual deviants - I just have a deep concern for the preservation of human rights and justice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I have to admit disliking Cliff Richard intensely because of his closeness to that well known war criminal Tony Blair wearing my lawyers hat it is clearly wrong that the police should be allowed to supply names to the media and effectively use the media to go on fishing expeditions in the hope that they nail someone who might be completely innocent

The BBC has a guilty conscience as a result of senior staff covering up the activities of Jimmy Savile and so now the organisation is trying to redeem its position by meeting out inappropriate negative coverage to certain celebrities
who might be seen as 'soft targets

The whole situation is very very worrying
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC are to face MP's over the investigation which led to a search of Mr Richard home. The BBC have been accused of getting a tip off which led to them having a helicopter and camera up over his home before the police got there.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just seen this online:

"Cliff Richard sex abuse allegations: Police hand 'full file of evidence' to prosecutors"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cliff-richard-sex-abuse-allegations-police-hand-full-file-of-evidence-handed-to-prosecutors-a7022761.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do bear in mind that it's the South Yorkshire Police Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was my thought Ian when I heard the news.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Do bear in mind that it's the South Yorkshire Police Rolling Eyes
That had crossed my mind. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine too! Prepare for more cover ups and falsifications.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, so the file has been handed over but he has STILL not been arrested.

I remain sceptical for the time being.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just South Yorkshire Police but the alleged offence was in the 80's at a football ground in Sheffield. Meanwhile they have officers appearing in court for using helicopters to take photos of naked sunbathers.
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