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Violinist Frances Andrade 'did not kill herself'

A concert violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher did not "commit suicide", a coroner has ruled.

Frances Andrade, 48, died at her home in Guildford, Surrey, a week after testifying against ex-choirmaster Michael Brewer.

Coroner Richard Travers told the inquest at Woking Coroner's Court she died after taking a "lethal overdose".

Brewer was jailed for six years in 2013 for indecently assaulting Mrs Andrade.

The BBC's Nick Beake has more details.

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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