Decision to drop Cliff Richard case upheld

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The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences has been upheld, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Claims the singer had assaulted four men were dropped on 16 June on the grounds of insufficient evidence, reports BBC.
The CPS reviewed the evidence following an application by one of his accusers but concluded the decision was correct.
Sir Cliff, 75, who always denied the allegations, said he was ‘pleased’ with the decision.
He added, ‘As I have said previously, I’m innocent, so I’m obviously pleased with today’s CPS decision and the speed with which they reached it. I hope that it brings this matter to a close.’
Sir Cliff was the subject of a long-running South Yorkshire Police investigation that centred on sexual abuse allegations made by four men dating between 1958 and 1983.
In June, the CPS announced no criminal charges were to be brought as a result of Operation Kaddie.
It subsequently received applications to review two of the charging decisions under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme.

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