Beloved singer, Cliff Richard, has finally been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police.
According to the Mail:
” Sir Cliff Richard was interviewed yesterday by detectives investigating claims that he sexually assaulted a schoolboy at a Christian rally almost three decades ago – and denied the allegation.
The veteran star returned to Britain and voluntarily met officers from South Yorkshire Police but was not arrested or charged, said his spokesman.
He ‘entered South Yorkshire police premises by arrangement,’ said a statement released by the force, and was interviewed under caution.
It is claimed that he assaulted a youngster under the age of 16 at an event held by American evangelist Billy Graham at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium in 1985.
The development comes nine days after a controversial raid by police on the 73-year-old’s £3.1 million Berkshire apartment that was broadcast live on the BBC.
Last night his spokesman said: ‘Sir Cliff Richard voluntarily met with and was interviewed by members of South Yorkshire Police. He was not arrested or charged.”
Of course, as the country’s leading Christian figure we can have full confidence that Cliff told investigating officers the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help him God.
In fact , all he need do now to restore his tarnished image is to make a solemn oath, Bible in hand, and proclaim the following:
” I, Cliff Richard ( b.Harry Webb):
Have never visited the Elm Guest House and used the pseudonym, Kitty.
I have never been involved in any inappropriate activities with any youngster at anytime, ever.
I had absolutely no involvement with the death of Jill Dando.
I know nothing about the VIP paedophile ring linked to the BBC, government and royalty.
During my 50-year career I have never once been arrested by any police force either in the UK or abroad.
I have not hoodwinked my fans, Jimmy Savile style, by pretending to be something I’m not.
I am exactly who I’ve said I am for the past half-century:
A celibate, heterosexual, Christian singer with a penchant for ill-fitting wigs and tight trousers.”
Go on Cliff.
You know God wants you too.