South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton is appearing before a MPs to answer questions about a search of Sir Cliff Richard’s house.
Police and the BBC were criticised after the corporation was able to send cameras to Sir Cliff’s Berkshire home as officers arrived on 14 August.
Mr Crompton told the Home Affairs Committee that the BBC had put the police in a “very difficult position”.
Sir Cliff denies an alleged historical offence of sexual assault in Sheffield.
BBC director general Tony Hall is due to appear before the committee later.
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