Jailed Choirmaster stripped of OBE

Michael Brewer Credit: PA

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If the committee recommends an honour is withdrawn, the decision is sent to the Queen by the Prime Minister and the Queen decides if the honour should be forfeited.