Police investigating sex abuse at two music schools in the North West have made another arrest.
Shamed Chetham's choir boss bids to appeal jail term
Detectives investigating historic sexual abuse at two music schools i have made an arrest.
Sex assault victims and abused children could face greater protection when questioned in court under plans to be drawn up by former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer.
It follows the case of violinist Frances Andrade who killed herself after giving evidence against a former teacher from Chetham's School in Manchester.
In court, she was called a "liar" and a "fantasist".
Mr Starmer said he would advise Labour on introducing legislation, should it win power in 2015.
A 61-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of raping three teenagers at a music school in Manchester.
It's the latest development in an investigation into historical sex abuse at Chetham's School of Music and the Northern College of Music.
Back in March, choirmaster Michael Brewer was jailed for six years after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting ex-pupil Frances Andrade, 48, more than 30 years ago when she was 14 and 15.
Mrs Andrade killed herself at her home in Guildford, Surrey, a week after giving evidence against him.
A man's been arrested on suspicion of the rape of three teenagers as part of an investigation into historical sex abuse at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. A 61-year-old man's been arrested and bailed.
A choirmaster jailed for six years for indecently assaulting a former pupil at a school in Manchester has lost a challenge against the length of his sentence.
Michael Brewer, ex-music director at Chetham's School of Music, was jailed in March after he was convicted of child sex offences against Frances Andrade who took her own life at her home during his trial.
His appeal was rejected by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with two other judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
Brewer, 68, who claimed his sentence was "excessive", was not present for the ruling.
Shamed choirmaster Michael Brewer, who was music director at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, is appealing against his six-year prison sentence for indecently assaulting a former pupil.
Brewer was jailed in March after he was convicted of child sex offences against Frances Andrade, who took her life at her home during his trial.
It later emerged that Brewer, 68, had been stripped of his OBE awarded for services to music in December 1994.
His challenge is being heard by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with two other judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
He is not due to attend the hearing.
Detectives investigating historical sexual abuse at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music have made an arrest. A 58-year-old man has been detained at his home in London on suspicion of indecent assault.
The offence relates to the indecent assault of a 21-year-old woman in 1994, while she was a pupil at the Royal Northern College of Music. The man remains in police custody for questioning.