Cliff Richard was not at home when the police came calling about a historical sex abuse allegation
Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed in the past by South Yorkshire Police over alleged sexual assault. Getty Images

Sir Cliff Richard could face an investigation into historical sexual abuse after South Yorkshire Police gave the Crown Prosecution Service a dossier of evidence relating to alleged historical sexual assaults.

The singer, 75, was previously interviewed by the police force of which were investigating claims that two boys were abused at a rally by Christian evangelist Billy Graham in Sheffield, 1985. He was never charged or arrested and his spokesman said at the time the allegations were "completely false".

A CPS spokesman said: "We will now carefully consider its contents in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and whether it is in the public interest to do so."

Police raided Sir Cliff's home in Berkshire in August 2014 in an operation that played out on live television. BBC camera crews were camped outside his home while officers searched it after a complaint was made against Sir Cliff in 2014.