The evidence relating to allegations of historical sexual abuse was handed over by South Yorkshire police bosses last week (ends06May16).

A CPS spokesperson says, "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 Berkshire, England home in 2014 as they embarked on an investigation following a series of allegations made against the beloved British entertainer, 75.

In a statement released last year (15), the Living Doll singer said, "I have no idea where these absurd and untrue allegations come from. The police have not disclosed details to me.

"I have never, in my life, assaulted anyone and I remain confident that the truth will prevail. I have co-operated fully with the police, and will, of course, continue to do so.

"Beyond stating that the allegations are completely false, it would not be appropriate for me to say anything further until the investigation has concluded, which I hope will be very soon. In the meantime, I would, again, like to thank everyone for supporting me through this unbelievably difficult period."