Coroner: Violinist took overdose but was not suicide

A concert violinist died by taking a lethal overdose a week after giving evidence at the sex abuse trial of her former music teacher, but she did not commit suicide, a coroner has ruled.

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Coroner: Violinist took overdose but was not suicide

A concert violinist died by taking a lethal overdose a week after giving evidence at the sex abuse trial of her former music teacher, but she did not commit suicide, a coroner has ruled.

Coroner Richard Travers made the ruling about Frances Andrade's death at Woking Coroner's Court.

Andrade, died days after testifying against Michael Brewer, 68, the former director of music at the Chetham's school of music in Manchester.

Brewer was found guilty of five charges of indecently assaulting Andrade when she was 14 and 15 and a pupil at the school in February 2013.

He was sentenced to six years imprisonment on five counts of indecent assault.

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