Historical sex abuse: Sir Cliff Richard's home searched by police

Outing white, middle-aged, male celebrities as "historical paedophiles" has become a national sport in recent years, with the Met's "Operation Yewtree" going into full swing.

Whilst it has outed a few white, middle-aged, male celebrities as people who committed sexual abuse decades ago without our knowledge - such as Sir Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris - most of those arrested are either let off without charge or are found not guilty.

I was wondering which white, middle-aged, male celebrity would be next in their sights. The answer is that Christian singer and philanthropist Sir Cliff Richard.

Breaking News: Sir Cliff Richard's home searched by police

BBC News
14 August 2014

Police are searching a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

A number of items were removed from the property in the Sunningdale area for further investigation, but no arrests have been made.

A police spokesman said the allegation involved a boy under 16 and dated from the 1980s in the South Yorkshire area.

The search is not connected to Operation Yewtree, police said.

But officers from that operation have been notified, a South Yorkshire Police spokesman added.

Sir Cliff, born Harry Webb, is one of the most successful British musicians of all time.

He has sold 21.5 million singles - more than any other male British artist - and is the only performer to have had at least one UK top five album in each of the last seven decades.

He has represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest twice (finishing 2nd in 1968 with "Congratulations" and 3rd in 1973 with "Power to All Our Friends") and in 2013 released the 100th album of his career.

He was knighted in 1995 and performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in 2012.

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Aug 14th, 2014 at 07:28 AM..
so uh, the common denominator that they're all males has you mad?
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