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Sir Cliff Richard to sell up after police raid on UK home

By Scott D'Arcy

Published 22/05/2015

Sir Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard has put his UK home up for sale for £4.75m and has vowed never to return after it was raided by police, according to his friend Cilla Black.

Black told the Mail the singer decided to put his Berkshire apartment on the market in the wake of the raid last August, which drew criticism as a BBC crew was on hand to film the police activity.

Officers entered the gated estate while Sir Cliff was at another property in Barbados, during an investigation into an alleged assault at a religious event in 1985. Sir Cliff has strongly denied any wrongdoing and has not been arrested or charged.

Black told the paper: "Cliff told me he's just put the flat on the market.

"It's the saddest thing for him, but he had to do it. He said he never wants to live there again. It's awful. Cliff is not all right, not at all.

"When the police raided it was an invasion of his privacy. He will never, ever go back there again. I don't blame him."

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