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Sir Cliff Richard Faces Review Of Abuse Charge Decision @ 8:30 pm
On Aug 31, 2016
The decision not to press charges in the abuse case against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed one of the singer's accusers lodged a challenge to the decision under the victims' right to review scheme at the beginning of August.
It is understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before deciding whether to uphold or overturn the original decision made by the CPS in June.
A CPS spokesman said the review was "ongoing".
The 75-year-old faced a lengthy police investigation after he was accused of sexual assaults dating between 1958 and 1983 by four men.
Officers from South Yorkshire Police were controversially filmed carrying out searches of his apartment in Berkshire in 2014, which led to his name being made public.
Sir Cliff was never arrested or charged and his case was discontinued by the CPS earlier this year on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
At the time, he said he was "thrilled" the investigation was over.
He said: "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.
"Nevertheless, I am obviously thrilled that the vile accusations and the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close."
Sir Cliff's 57-year showbiz career has seen him sell 250 million records - including The Young Ones, Living Doll, Summer Holiday and the 1988 Christmas number one Mistletoe And Wine.
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