Sir Cliff Richard to face no further action after police 'sex abuse' probe

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Sir Cliff Richard is to face no further action following the controversial South Yorkshire Police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was "insufficient evidence to prosecute" the 75-year-old singer.

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "The CPS has carefully reviewed evidence relating to claims of non-recent sexual offences dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men.

"We have decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute.

"This decision has been made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and our guidance for prosecutors on cases of sexual offences.

"The CPS worked with police during the investigation. This has helped minimise the time needed to reach a decision once we received the complete file of evidence on 10 May.

"The complainants have been informed and provided with a full explanation in writing."