Police powerless to act over ‘creepy’ Cliff Richard’ photo in Brighton window
Whatever you do, Sir Cliff Richard is watching you. He’s at the window looking at James Maltby.
Mr Maltby believes his neighbour posted the image on the property to get back at him after he reported him to the council over allegations he was breaching planning rules – which his neighbour denies.
Says Mr Maltby:
“I woke up and he has stuck a picture in his window of a face of Cliff Richard looking down at us. I called the police and they said there was nothing they can do about it. They said if it was a picture of a zombie they could do something about it, but because it is a picture of a face they cannot. It is a creepy image. I think he is trying to send us a message saying he knows it is us.”
The Cliff Richard fans is James Dean, who is “surprised to find myself amidst a most bizarre misunderstanding”.
A Sussex Police spokesman addresses media:
“Police received a report on Sunday last week that a man had put up a picture of Cliff Richard in a window facing the informant’s garden. Officers spoke to the informant but informed him that displaying the picture was not an offence. The informant was encouraged to speak to the owner of the building to resolve the issue.”
Cliff has now been removed.