Former music teacher charged with rape

A former music teacher at a prestigious school in Manchester has been charged with rape.

Malcolm Layfield, who taught at Chetham's School of Music, is accused of one count of rape on an 18-year-old woman in 1992.

Malcolm Layfield previously taught at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Credit: PA Wire

The 62-year-old has also previously taught at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

The alleged victim is believed to be a former pupil at one of the music schools.

Layfield has been charged following an ongoing investigation, titled Operation Kiso, into historic sexual abuse at Chetham's and RNCM.