Just in: Ex-Guildhall teacher arrested for ‘historic’ sexual offences

Just in: Ex-Guildhall teacher arrested for ‘historic’ sexual offences


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2013

We have received the following statement from the City of London Police.


04 October 2013

For immediate release

Man arrested for historical sexual offences

On Thursday 3rd October, City of London Police arrested a 62-year-oldman on suspicion of the rape and indecent assault of a girl between 1988 and 2003 and the indecent assault of a girl between 1977 and 1982.

The arrest follows two separate reports being made to City of London

Police in August. Some of the alleged offences are said to have taken

place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama between 1977 and 2003

and it is alleged they started when the girls were aged 16.

The man was first arrested on 23rd August on suspicion of a separate

offence of the rape and indecent assault of a 16 year old girl in

1978. The man has been bailed by police to return in November.

Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation is

encouraged to contact City of London Police on 0207 164 8151 or 0207

164 8177 where an officer will be available or email:





  • Prewartresure. says:

    Farewell ‘News of the World’, hello ‘Slipped Disc’!

    If you don’t mind me commenting, Norman (well, if you do you won’t publish it) you appear to be obsessed with sex scandals. Should you not leave this kind of thing to those other publications whose readership expect and apparently enjoy it?

    The absence, thus far, of comments from your readership is indicative that I am not alone in my views on this. Thank you.

  • Troubadour says:

    Thanks for reporting this Norman. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that we keep informed about these very serious matters which have been undermining musicians’ confidence and well-being for years. It is heartening to see that finally something is being done, even if it is only in a few cases.