Cliff Richard won’t face sex abuse charges

Published: 17th June 2016 03:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2016 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

JOHANNESBURG: Sir Cliff Richard will not face criminal charges over alleged historical sex crimes after a South Yorkshire Police investigation found there was insufficient evidence.

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside, said that Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) carefully reviewed evidence relating to claims of non-recent sexual offences dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men before deciding to drop the case, reports News.com au.

Though Richard has never been arrested, he twice voluntarily met officers from South Yorkshire Police ever since the enquiry was launched.

Meanwhile, the ‘Summer Holiday’ hit-maker took to Facebook to express how “thrilled” he is and wrote, “"I have always maintained my innocence, co-operated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.”

He further said, “My reputation will not be fully vindicated because the CPS's policy is to only say something general about there being 'insufficient' evidence.”

Richard concluded, “Nevertheless, I am obviously thrilled that the vile accusations are the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close.”

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