Police should not have released “highly confidential” details to the BBC about a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home, an independent report concluded.

South Yorkshire Police “interfered with the star’s privacy” by telling the broadcaster about the raid in Berkshire last August, the report said.

A deal over the details was made when a BBC reporter told the force he knew they were investigating the star.

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