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

15:26  17 april  2018
15:26  17 april  2018 Source:   Press Association

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.

The BBC posted reporters at the gates of Sir Cliff 's home before police arrived to search the home. Sir Cliff , who vigorously denies any wrongdoing and has not been arrested, was in Portugal and learned of the raid on his home, above, via the TV coverage. He replies: ‘ Bonkers , but brilliant …’

Image caption Sir Cliff arrived at the High Court with broadcaster Gloria Hunniford. Sir Cliff Richard has broken down in court as he described the “shocking and upsetting” BBC television coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014.

Sir Cliff Richard outside court (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Sir Cliff Richard outside court (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) A BBC reporter who covered a South Yorkshire Police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home texted a force press officer about a “bonkers but brilliant” day, a High Court judge has been told.

The press officer replied saying she was getting “lots of grief from the media” because “everyone thinks we tipped you off”.

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. © 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.

South Yorks Police paid Sir Cliff Richard £400,000 damages over raid

  South Yorks Police paid Sir Cliff Richard £400,000 damages over raid The singer is suing the BBC for damages at the High Court. © 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. The singer had initially sued the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after complaining about coverage of the raid, which followed a sexual assault allegation.

Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers have told a High Court judge that the singer should get “very substantial” compensation because BBC coverage of a police raid on his home was a “flagrant” breach of his privacy rights.

Cliff Richard arrives at court to take on BBC over coverage of police raid at his apartment after sex High Court judge will analyse evidence in legal battle between Sir Cliff and BBC Sir Cliff denied allegation, was questioned but was never arrested or charged The 77-year-old singer has sued the BBC over coverage of a police raid at his apartment in

A barrister representing the BBC outlined the message exchange as he questioned Ms Goodwin.

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 © 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 Sir Cliff has told the judge how BBC coverage of a police raid on his home left him feeling “forever tainted”.

The 77-year-old singer has told how seeing coverage of the search at his apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, nearly four years ago was like “watching burglars” going through his belongings.

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Sir Cliff Richard as he gives evidence at the Rolls Building in London, in a legal battle against the BBC. © Press Association Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Sir Cliff Richard as he gives evidence at the Rolls Building in London, in a legal battle against the BBC. He said he felt that his name had been “smeared” all over the world, he said his health had suffered, he said he had never lived in the apartment again because it had become “contaminated”, and he said he wanted a public declaration that what the BBC did was “wrong”.

South Yorks Police paid Sir Cliff Richard £400,000 damages over raid

  South Yorks Police paid Sir Cliff Richard £400,000 damages over raid The singer is suing the BBC for damages at the High Court. © 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. The singer had initially sued the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after complaining about coverage of the raid, which followed a sexual assault allegation.

Sir Cliff Richard broke down today as he told a court he felt “tainted” and “smeared” worldwide by the BBC naming him as a ­suspected paedophile. Telling how he lost the power to stand later that day , he explained: “I collapsed in the kitchen.

Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers have told a High Court judge that the singer should get compensation at the "very top end of the scale" because BBC coverage of a police raid on his home caused him "great damage".

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. Sir Cliff has taken legal action over BBC coverage of the police search, which was staged after a sex assault allegation, and wants damages at the “top end” of the scale.

He says coverage was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy.

The BBC disputes his claims. Bosses say coverage of the search was accurate and in good faith.

Mr Justice Mann began overseeing a the trial last Thursday.

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