Police are searching a property belonging to Cliff Richard over allegations he abused a boy in the 1980s.
The victim who was under 16 at the time of when the alleged offence is said to have occurred.
Yorkshire Police said the search was not connected to Operation Yewtree but police officers from that operation are said to have been contacted.
The BBC has reported that Richard was not present at the property at the time of the search as he lives in Barbados.
Cliff Richard has spent years as one of The UK’s most admired entertainers.
He is the third-highest selling pop artist in Britain’s chart history, with an estimated album sales topping 250 million.
Cliff Richard has had number one singles in every decade between the 1950s and 1990s and has an army of followers across the world to this day.