Cliff Richard: BBC coverage of raid on home was 'shocking and upsetting'

The 77-year-old singer has taken legal action over BBC coverage of the search, which was staged after a sex-assault allegation

The 77-year-old singer has taken legal action over BBC coverage of the search, which was staged after a sex-assault allegation

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sir Cliff Richard has told a High Court judge that BBC coverage of a raid on his home was "shocking and upsetting".

The 77-year-old singer has taken legal action over BBC coverage of the search, which was staged after a sex-assault allegation. BBC bosses dispute his claims.

Mr Justice Mann began overseeing a trial at the High Court in London on Thursday. Sir Cliff began giving evidence on Friday.

He said in a written statement: "It was shocking and upsetting."

Sir Cliff said in his witness statement: "My health suffered, both mentally and physically."

He added: "At one point ... I actually thought I was going to have a heart attack or stroke."

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