At least 30 former Chetham pupils report sexual abuse

A general view of the Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The sex abuse investigation focused on a famous Manchester music school widened today.

Ten people, most of whom taught at Chetham's School of Music or the city's Royal Northern College of Music, are under investigation.

At least 30 alleged victims have now reported historic sexual abuse.

One of them spoke exclusively to ITV News' North of England correspondent Martin Geissler.

The women came forward following the sex abuse trial of Chetham's former music director Michael Brewer.

Brewer was jailed for six years in March 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.

The trial heard allegations that sexual activity between teachers and pupils at Chetham's was not uncommon.