The decision not to press charges against British singer Cliff Richard following claims of sexual abuse is to be reviewed.
The 75-year-old was the subject of a 22-month police probe into historical sexual abuse allegations made against him by four men, relating to alleged incidents between 1958 and 1983.
In June (16) officials at Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced they would not be bringing charges against the Summer Holiday singer due to a lack of evidence.
However CPS officials confirmed it has received an application under the prosecuting agency's victims' right to review scheme requesting the decision not to take any further action against Cliff be reconsidered.
"We have received a Victims' Right to Review request," a spokesperson for the CPS tells the Daily Mail newspaper. "That is happening at the moment. The request was received at the beginning of August (16)."
It is understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before deciding whether to uphold or overturn the original decision made by the CPS in June.
Cliff was never arrested or charged and his case was discontinued by the CPS earlier this year on the grounds of insufficient evidence. After the initial probe was shelved, the Living Doll singer said in a statement, "I have always maintained my innocence, co-operated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.
"Nevertheless, I am obviously thrilled that the vile accusations and the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close."
Cliff has begun legal action against South Yorkshire Police, the U.K. force responsible for the investigation and the BBC, who broadcast the August 2014 raid on his home in Berkshire, England which began the police probe.
He had hoped to resume his career after a nearly two year hiatus due to the investigation, and plans to record a new album in New York.
When contacted by WENN, representatives for Cliff declined to comment on the CPS's review of its decision to drop the case.