Sir Cliff Richard has spoken of his “enormous relief” after winning his privacy case against the BBC. He was awarded £210,000 in damages.
The pop veteran took the broadcaster to court over its coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014 as part of an investigation into historical child sex allegations. Sir Cliff was never arrested or charged by officers.
While the corporation issued an apology, it is considering appealing the verdict it said “represents a dramatic shift against press freedom and the long-standing ability of journalists to report on police investigations”.
Speaking to ITV, Sir Cliff said the verdict was an “enormous relief” and “incredibly emotional”.
The court victory clears the way for the singer to focus on his 60th anniversary in music, including a tour and album as part of a new deal with Warner Music Entertainment.