Decision not to prosecute Cliff Richard '˜was correct'

A Victims' Right to Review assessment has concluded that the decisions not to bring sex assault charges against Sir Cliff Richard 'were correct', the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

A Victims' Right to Review assessment has concluded that the decisions not to bring sex assault charges against Sir Cliff "were correct". Picture: PA

Sir Cliff Richard has said he was “pleased” with the decision.

The veteran singer was the subject of a long-running South Yorkshire Police investigation which centred on accusations made by four men and dating between 1958 and 1983.

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In June the Crown Prosecution Service announced that no criminal charges were to be brought as a result of Operation Kaddie.

Applications to review two of the charging decisions under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme were subsequently received.

The CPS said in a statement on Tuesday: “In accordance with the scheme, a CPS lawyer who was not involved in the original decision-making process has completed a full review of the evidence and has concluded that the decisions not to charge were correct.”

Following the announcement, Sir Cliff said: “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.”