Responding to the judgement in the High Court this morning, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association, said:
"I am delighted that Sir Cliff Richard has won his case in the High Court this morning. The BBC should have accepted that it had acted wrongly by invading his privacy in this most disgraceful way. But instead, the BBC is considering appealing against today's judgement describing it as a 'dramatic shift against press freedom'.
"Press freedom is one of our most important freedoms, but broadcasting live on television a raid on Sir Cliff's home when he had not been arrested or charged with an offence, was grossly irresponsible, and tarnished the reputation of an innocent man.
"Heads must roll at the BBC".
For media interviews and further comment, please contact:
Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, The Freedom Association
Tel: 07803 741 104