Editors have warned of “worrying consequences” for press freedom after Sir Cliff Richard won a High Court privacy battle with the BBC over coverage of a police search of his home.
Sir Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard was born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, in 1940, but the family moved to England eight years later.
Sir Cliff Richard been awarded more than £200,000 in damages after winning his High Court privacy battle against the BBC over its coverage of a police search of his home.
A former detective has told the High Court he felt “forced” to reveal the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home to a BBC journalist.
Sir Cliff Richard has returned to court, as his battle against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home entered its third day.
Sir Cliff Richard is preparing to give evidence at a High Court trial after suing the BBC.
Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers have told a High Court judge that the singer should get “very substantial” compensation because BBC coverage of a police raid on his home was a “flagrant” breach of his privacy rights.
Sir Cliff Richard is to face no further action following the controversial South Yorkshire Police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.