Manchester Police have arrested Duncan McTier, 58, professor of double bass at the Royal Academy of Music, in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a student in 1994. Professor McTier, an outstanding international soloist, is the second high-profile arrest in Manchester since the conviction of Mike Brewer on similar charges in February and the suicide of his victim and accuser, Frances Andrade.
Previously arrested was the violinist Wen Zhou Li, a teacher at both Chetham’s and RNCM. He has been suspended from his teaching duties. Neither man has been charged. Presumptions of innocence apply.
UPDATE: Professor McTier has been released without charge.