Two reports into pupil safety at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester have unearthed a catalogue of failings.
A choirmaster has been jailed for 6 years for sexually abusing a student at Cheetham's music school in Manchester.
A teacher at a leading music college has quit weeks after being named in court for having affairs with pupils at Chetham’s School of Music.
A former music director at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester who was jailed after being uncovered as a "predatory sex offender" has been stripped of his OBE.
Michael Brewer was jailed for 6 years in March. His victims included ex-pupil Frances Andrade who took her life at her home during his trial.
A person's honour can be taken away if they are sentenced to prison for at least three months for a criminal offence or censured or struck off by a professional or regulatory body for something directly relevant to their honour.
The Honours Forfeiture Committee considers the case.
If the committee recommends an honour is withdrawn, the decision is sent to the Queen by the Prime Minister and the Queen decides if the honour should be forfeited.
Police have spoken to more than 30 women who have reported sexual abuse during their time at Cheetham's School of Music in Manchester.
Since the investigation was launched in February, police have spoken to around ten alleged offenders. Officers say that it's a complex and sensitive investigation which will take some time to complete.
Two reports into Chethams School of Music have revealed a series of blunders and failings in child protection.
The reports from the Independent Schools Inspectorate and Manchester Council Inspectors were commisioned after a former teacher there was jailed for abuse last week.
Police have confirmed they are investigating new claims of abuse following the jailing of a choirmaster at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.
Michael Brewer and his former wife Kay, both 68, were convicted on Friday of indecently assaulting a former music student more than 30 years ago.
Their victim, 48-year-old Frances Andrade, killed herself shortly after testifying against them.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said "several people" had come forward to speak to police since last week's convictions, while detectives had also received a "list of potential victims from a newspaper".
Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said the investigation was at an early stage and said officers would be "working very closely with the school in the coming weeks and months".
He urged anyone who wants to report abuse at the school to contact GMP on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
48-year-old Frances Andrade, who was sexually assaulted as a child by the former director of music at Chetham's school of music, Michael Brewer, was visibly agitated as she gave evidence. She complained her molester was smiling at her in the dock.
I keep seeing Mike smiling and he is driving me mad. He is right there.
Judge Martin Rudland said Mrs Andrade had taken personal issue with some of Brewer's barrister's questions, Ms Kate Blackwell QC.
Ms Blackwell said she was "indulging in the realms of fantasy" and several times said her testimony was "simply not true". Mrs Andrade responded:
You are hugely insulting, even though it's your job. I just hope these things have never happened to you, I really do.
I am not in the realms of fantasy and I really understand why so many cases have not come to court.
The judge indicated that Miss Blackwell had acted perfectly properly and professionally in her line of questioning.