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Cliff Richard: sex, sinners, Kaddie fiddlers and a desire to bury the singer alive

by | 26th, February 2015

Daily Mirror

Cliff Richard still Sir Cliff Richard is on the front page of all the tabloids.

The Mirror (front page): “Cliff Richard Facing New Sex Claims”

Not too long ago that shocker would have been that Sir Cliff had ever had sex, preferring tennis and al fresco singing to nookie. Now we read that “police are probing new claims of sex abuse with Sir Cliff Richard are more alleged victims came forward”. An “officer”, revealed to be South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton,  says”This investigation has increased significantly.”

Crompton made his comment in a letter to Home Affiars Committee chariman Keith Vaz.

Page 9: “I have no idea where these absurd  & untrue allegations come from,” says Cliff. The Mirror fails to tell its readers that Cliff said that on his Facebook page :

I have no idea where these absurd and untrue allegations come from. The police have not disclosed details to me. I have never, in my life, assaulted anyone and I remain confident that the truth will prevail. I have cooperated fully with the police, and will, of course, continue to do so.

Beyond stating that the allegations are completely false, it would not be appropriate for me to say anything further until the investigation has concluded, which I hope will be very soon. In the meantime, I would, again, like to thank everyone for supporting me through this unbelievably difficult period.

The story is brought to you by Lucy Thornton, the woman who breaks the news of the news and became an authority on missing Shannon Matthews (the girl ‘kidnapped’ by her mum in a story shaped as another Madeleine McCann liked Dora The Explorer ).

Thornton tell readers that Cliff has been recenly staying in Barbados, where he “attended a charity event  in aid of severly brain injured children”. She read that on his Facebook page.

He did more than “attend”. He performed on stage.

Daily Star (front page) : “Sir Cliff In New Sex Abuse Probe More ‘victims’ come forward”

When “victims” are coached inside inversted commas you know to tread carefully. And unlike Sir Jimmy Savile and Sir Cyril Smith, who were tried amnd found guilty in the Press, Sir Cliff is definitely not dead.

Page 9: “Sir Cliff In Fresh Abuse Quiz”

Jerry Lawton writes: “”Until now it was thought police were probing a single claims that the singer assaulted a boy under 16 at a relgious rally in 1985”

Indeed. Cliff was questioned last August over the allegations he had molested a teenager (the Sun says the 16-year-old is a ‘boy”) at an event  held by American evangelist Billy Graham in Sheffield.

Following that, police raided Cliff’s home. The BBC thought it fair to broadcast

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