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1 Jul 2019

Sir Cliff Richard calls for anonymity for sex offence accused

Sir Cliff Richard has launched a campaign calling for sex offence suspects to be given anonymity before they are charged.

The singer’s Berkshire home was raided by police investigating a sexual assault claim in 2014 and filmed from a BBC helicopter.

He said today his reputation was ruined despite never being arrested or charged.

But the campaign group Rape Crisis said there was no need for a change in the law as false allegations are rare.