Now that Mike Brewer has been found guilty on several charges of indecent assault, it can be further revealed that the girl student at Chetams whom he abused took her own life last week after she gave evidence against him.
Frances Andrade was 49 and a mother of four. She was a well-known and well-liked orchestral player. She was the only one so far who experienced abuse at Chetams and has dared to come forward.
The police have put out a call for others to testify. DC Mark Atkinson at Greater Manchester Police is keen to hear from anyone who wants to talk about teacher-pupil abuse at Chetham’s/RNCM in the 80s and 90s.
Anyone with info should call the 101 number and quote reference 1532 31/01/2013.
Please help root out this evil.
And here is Frances, playing Ravel’s Tzigane.