The British harpist Danielle Perrett went on trial at Ipswich Crown Court today charged with sexual abuse of a 14 year-old boy in 1984.
Perrett, 58, is a successful performer who has played at royal and state occasions. She is accused together with her former partner Richard Barton-Wood of offences against the boy, who was a pupil at a school where Barton-Wood taught.
Perrett and Barton-Wood deny the offences. The trial continues.