UK News Sir Cliff Richard resumes BBC damages claim over police raid coverage

13:51  16 april  2018
13:51  16 april  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Sir Cliff Richard arrives to give evidence against BBC in High Court

  Sir Cliff Richard arrives to give evidence against BBC in High Court The singer says BBC coverage of a raid on his home after an allegation of sexual assault was a very serious invasion of privacy.The 77-year-old singer claims coverage of a police raid on his home following an allegation of sexual assault was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy.

Sir Cliff Richard should receive compensation “at the very top end of the scale” over BBC coverage of a police raid on his home, the singer’s lawyers have told High Court judges. The coverage , which followed a sexual assault allegation, caused the 77-year-old “profound and long-lasting damage ”

Sir Cliff Richard ’s home was raided in August 2014. “It is denied that the claimant is entitled to damages or compensation as alleged at all,” said Gavin Millar QC, who is heading the BBC ’s legal team.

Sir Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Sir Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) 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.

The 77-year-old singer claims footage of the raid, carried out following an allegation of sexual assault, was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy.

He is suing the BBC in the High Court for “substantial damages” and the trial, being heard by Mr Justice Mann, began on Thursday.

BBC bosses dispute his claims.

Jonathan Munro head of BBC Newsgathering, Franscesca Unsworth, BBC Director, News and Current Affairs and Gary Smith, former BBC Home Editor and current Head of News at BBC Scotland, arrive at the Rolls Building in London for the continuing legal action with Sir Cliff Richard over the BBC coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Berkshire in August 2014. © Press Association Jonathan Munro head of BBC Newsgathering, Franscesca Unsworth, BBC Director, News and Current Affairs and Gary Smith, former BBC Home Editor and current Head of News at BBC Scotland, arrive at the Rolls Building in London for the continuing legal action with Sir Cliff Richard over the BBC coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Berkshire in August 2014. Sir Cliff’s legal team previously told the court the BBC’s coverage of the search at his penthouse apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014 had a “prolonged impact” on the star.

BBC reporter at Sir Cliff raid had ‘bonkers but brilliant’ day, court told

  BBC reporter at Sir Cliff raid had ‘bonkers but brilliant’ day, court told Sir Cliff Richard is claiming damages at the High Court. © Press Association Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Sir Cliff Richard giving evidence at the Rolls Building in London, where he is in a legal battle against the BBC. Detail of the text conversation between journalist Dan Johnson and Carrie Goodwin, head of corporate corporate communications at South Yorkshire Police, emerged as Mr Justice Mann analysed evidence during the latest stage of a High Court trial in London.

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Sir Cliff Richard ’s High Court case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home began yesterday (April 12), with the entertainer seeking a “substantial” amount in damages .

His barrister said the singer should get compensation at the “very top end of the scale”.

Sir Cliff broke down in tears giving evidence on Friday, as he told the judge his name had been “smeared” across the world.

Sir Cliff Richard leaves the Rolls Building in London with Gloria Hunniford, where he gave evidence in a legal battle against the BBC. © Press Association Sir Cliff Richard leaves the Rolls Building in London with Gloria Hunniford, where he gave evidence in a legal battle against the BBC. He also said he was so upset by the coverage he thought he was “going to have a heart attack or a stroke” and felt like his reputation had been “forever tainted”.

The BBC says its coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s apartment was accurate and in good faith.

Sir Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building in London for the continuing legal action against the BBC over coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Berkshire in August 2014. © Press Association Sir Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building in London for the continuing legal action against the BBC over coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Berkshire in August 2014. Lawyers representing BBC bosses told Mr Justice Mann that the raid was a “matter of legitimate public interest”.

Metropolitan Police officers passed the allegation to South Yorkshire Police in July 2014.

Sir Cliff denied the allegation and in June 2016 prosecutors announced that he would face no charges.

A BBC spokesman has said the BBC reported Sir Cliff’s “full denial of the allegations at every stage”.

Staff from South Yorkshire Police are due to give evidence on Monday about their contact with Dan Johnson, the BBC reporter who covered the raid.

The trial is due to last 10 days.

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